How to attend & request to speak
- Attending and speaking in person at 200 W. Jefferson Street
City Council Chambers will open one hour before each meeting starts. Attendees must go through a security checkpoint at the front entrance. Depending on how many people attend, members of the public may be seated in the upper chambers, the lower chambers, or in City Hall. Those interested in speaking at the meeting will no longer fill out paper cards. Instead, there are easy-to-use kiosks where a request to speak may be submitted.
If you are unable to attend a meeting in person, you still have the option to attend by phone or virtually via Webex. Start by visiting the City Council Meetings website to find the agenda and item number of the topic you wish to address. Meeting agendas are generally posted the Thursday before each meeting.
- Attending and speaking over the phone
If you prefer to call in to make public comment, call 602-262-6001 and submit a request to speak. Speakers must be registered at least two hours before the meeting starts. At the time of the meeting, speakers will call 602-666-0783 and enter the meeting ID listed on the first page of the meeting’s agenda. When it is your turn to address the Council, you will be unmuted. Be sure to call into the meeting using the same phone number you registered with.
- Attending and speaking virtually via Webex
For this option you will also need to register at least two hours before the meeting starts. Click on the “request to speak” speech bubble on the website and fill out the form. If there’s a specific item you want to speak on, you’ll need the item number from the agenda when you register. If you want to speak on a topic that’s not on the agenda, register for item “000″ for citizen comments.
When the meeting starts click on the “meeting link” icon to join via Webex.
Be sure to use the same name and email address you used when you signed up to speak so the meeting operator can find and unmute you when it’s your turn.
To post a written eComment online go to Council Meetings website and click on ‘Comment Only’ at least two hours before the meeting starts.
The City of Phoenix remains committed to making all Council Meetings easily accessible for everyone. For more information on speaking at a City Council meeting or attending virtually or by phone, watch the how-to videos on the public meetings page at phoenix.gov .