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Remote Meeting Participation
City Council is holding meetings remotely as much as possible with in-person "hybrid" meetings held as necessary to allow for both remote and in-person public comments in City Hall.
There are four options for people who would like to participate in a City Council meeting:
- Live via the Zoom online meeting
- Live via the telephone
- Live in Council Chambers
- By submitting emails to Council at Q2l0eUxlYWRlcnNAZmNnb3YuY29t.
The online platform Zoom is being used to facilitate City Council meetings because of its ease of use and outstanding accessibility. Please follow the instructions below if you would like to provide public comment on an agenda item.
Providing Public Comment During City Council Meetings
Remote public participation is welcome during City Council meetings as part of the general Public Comment section of the agenda and for any specific agenda item scheduled or pulled for discussion.
Online: To make public comments remotely during the upcoming City Council meeting from your computer or smartphone, click on "participate remotely in Council meeting" at the top of this page after 5:15pm on the day of the meeting. If there is no link currently it means the upcoming meeting will be televised but does not include public participation (e.g.; a Council Work Session) or that it has not been posted yet.
For instructions on how to access the meeting online, scroll down or review this detailed instruction guide. If you are encountering difficulties connecting to the meeting, please see Zoom's troubleshooting info.
Call-in: To join the meeting and provide comments via phone use the phone number and meeting ID posted at the top of this page prior to each Council meeting (usually on Thursday evenings). If there is no phone number currently posted it means the upcoming meeting will be televised but does not include public participation (e.g.; a Council Work Session) or that it has not been posted yet.
Asking to Speak: To indicate you wish to make a comment during the meeting click “raise hand” online or press *9 on a phone keypad (the star symbol followed by the number nine). Staff will unmute and identify you by name or by the last three digits of your phone number so you can speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.
Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (970) 221-6515 if you have questions about call-in options.
*Note: due to the broadcast delay and audio feedback, when joining by phone you should not watch the meeting on FCTV at the same time.
Submit Public Comment in Advance
To submit any written public comments to be considered by City Council please email Q2l0eUxlYWRlcnNAZmNnb3YuY29t. If you are writing about a specific agenda item, please include that detail in the email subject line.
How to Participate in a Zoom Meeting
Step 1: Click/tap "Participate remotely in Council meeting" above.
Step 2: When you enter a meeting via the link, you will see a screen that looks like the image to the left. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Step 3: You will join the meeting and be automatically muted. Your video feed will not be displayed to City staff or other meeting participants.
Step 4: When the Mayor asks for public comment, Zoom participants can click “raise hand” (*9 if calling in on a phone). Staff will unmute you and identify you by name or phone number so you can speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.
For a more detailed guide to Zoom meeting participation, click here.
NOTE: Technology is not infallible. Your ability to participate via the internet is partially reliant on your bandwidth. To preserve bandwidth consider closing other applications and programs on your device. Only individuals who wish to address City Council should join the Zoom meeting. Anyone who wants to watch the meeting, but not address Council, should view the broadcast on FCTV.