(FYI don't forget the protest today at 5PM: Mesa City Council Chambers
located at 57 E. First Street, Mesa)
Instructions for speaking at the Mesa City Council meeting tonight March 1, 2021
The meeting will be held telephonically supposedly because of COVID. Please fill out a comment card or call in to request to speak telephonically.
NOTE: The Agenda item is 9a “Non-discrimination Ordinanace”
Speaking at a Meeting
To decrease COVID-19 exposure, the City Council Chambers is closed, but public participation is available electronically.
Public participation will be available electronically. If you want to provide a written comment or speak telephonically at the meeting, please submit an online comment card at least 1 hour prior to the start of the meeting. If you want to speak at the meeting, you will need to indicate on the comment card that you would like to speak during the meeting, and you will need to call 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247 (toll free) using meeting ID 5301232921 and following the prompts, prior to the start of the meeting. You will be able to listen to the meeting; and when the item you have indicated that you want to speak on is before Council, your line will be taken off mute and you will be given an opportunity to speak.
Applicants and their Representatives
Applicants and their representatives who have items on the Council agenda and who want to be able to comment on their item or be able to answer questions should fill out this Applicant online comment card at least 1 hour prior to the start of the meeting and call 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247 (toll free) using meeting ID 5301232921 and following the prompts, prior to the start of the meeting. You will be able to listen to the meeting; and when the item you have indicated that you want to speak on is before Council, your line will be taken off mute and you will be given an opportunity to speak.
For help with the online comment card, or for any other technical difficulties, please call 480-644-2099.
This information is only valid when meetings are again conducted with attendance at City Council Chambers.
The Mesa City Council believes that providing access for citizens to communicate with the Council is vital for a strong representative local government. The following are methods in which to express your opinion at various Council meetings.
At regular Monday Council meetings, blue Speaker/Comment cards are available for citizens who wish to comment on agenda items. Or, you may download a copy of the comment card [PDF] and hand it in at the Council meeting.
Please note items listed on the agenda with an asterisk are part of the consent agenda. Items on the consent agendas will be adopted with one motion and vote if no citizen or Councilmember requests that it be removed from the consent agenda for separate consideration.
If you wish to speak on a consent agenda item, you must submit your request to speak before the vote on the consent agenda. Speakers are limited to three minutes each.
Items from Citizens Present
Citizens are provided an opportunity to address the Council on any issue under an agenda item titled "Items from Citizens Present." This item appears on the agenda of every regular Monday Council meeting and Thursday Study Session. Blue Speaker/Comment cards are available for those who wish to comment. Or, you may download a copy of the comment card [PDF] and hand it in during the meeting.
A maximum of three individual speakers is allowed at each meeting, and each speaker is allowed three minutes.
Note: Because of the Open Meeting Law, the Council cannot discuss any item brought up by a citizen at the meeting, but may refer items for further study and follow-up.
Other related information
Link to meeting instructions:
Link to ordinance:
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