Request to Address City Council

Do you want to address City Council?

Use the comment form below to sign up to provide live public comment or submit written public comment in advance.

Online

Step 1.Pick a meeting

Review the list of upcoming meetings and agendas to determine when you want to address City Council and proceed to Step 2.

  • City Council Meeting - Monday, September 8, 2020 | 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Budget Hearing #1 - Tuesday, September 9, 2020 | 5:01 p.m.
  • City Council Meeting - Monday, September 21, 2020 | 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Budget Hearing #2 - Monday, September 21, 2020 | 5:01 p.m.

Step 2.Gather your materials

For public comment:

  • If speaking live, prepare for your 5-minute address.
  • If submitting written comments, prepare your 700-word statement and submit by 9 a.m. on the day of the virtual meeting.

For Appellants and Parties to Appeals and Quasi-Judicial Hearings:

  • Review deadline for submission of documentary evidence and presentations at orlando.gov/councilmeeting.
  • Items received by the deadlines are distributed to Council and attached to the related agenda item for public viewing.

Items received after the deadlines will not be considered at the meeting.

Step 3.Fill out the comment form

Let us know how you will like to address Council.

Fill out the Form

Step 4.Participate in the virtual City Council meeting

For live public comments, you will be called on at the appropriate time. When recognized:

  • State name and address when called upon (business or residential street names are acceptable).
  • Direct all remarks to the Council, not any one member.
  • Direct all discussions and questions to the presiding officer or request permission to address a member of Council.
  • Limit comments to 5 minutes or as set by Council.

 For written public comments received by 9 a.m. on the day of the meeting:

  • Comments will be distributed to Council and attached to the related agenda item for public viewing. All comments received are public record.

Step 5.Follow the rules

Robert's Rules of Order govern the conduct of the meeting.

The City of Orlando encourages courteous, civil discourse in online settings. Persons making live public comments are asked to maintain the same level of decorum as they would at a traditional City Council meeting.