How to Participate in a City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting Procedure During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak:

In keeping with the guidelines provided by the State of California and Alameda County Department of Public Health regarding gatherings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and recommendations to follow social distancing procedures, the City of Dublin will hold Regular City Council Meetings through a hybrid of in-person attendance with the City Council, invited staff, and limited members of the public at the City Council Chamber, and through the virtual platform, Zoom. The City of Dublin will adopt the following practices during upcoming City Council meetings:

Viewing Meeting

Participating Virtually

  • If you wish to make public comment via Zoom during the meeting, please fill out the online speaker slip, available at 10Done:00 a.m. on the date of the meeting at https://dublin.ca.gov/1604/Meetings-Agendas-Minutes-Video-on-Demand. Upon submission, you will receive Zoom link information. Speaker slips will be accepted until the staff presentation on an agenda item ends, or until the public comment period on non-agenda items is closed.
  • Once connected, the public speaker will be connected to the Zoom webinar as an attendee and muted. The speaker will be able to see the meeting from inside Zoom. 
  • When the agenda item upon which the individual would like to comment is addressed, the speaker will be announced in the meeting when it is their time to speak to the City Council. The speaker will then be unmuted for comment.
  • Closed Session Public Comment - see individual agendas.

Participating in the Council Chamber:

  • Members of the public wishing to speak in person are asked to fill out an online speaker slip in advance of the meeting. Speakers may also sign up to speak at the meeting. Speaker slips will be accepted until the staff presentation on an agenda item ends, or until the public comment period on non-agenda items is closed. 
  • Pursuant to the public health officer’s order, the City Council Chamber will have limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis for members of the public to attend the meeting in person. Physically distanced seats have been identified in the Chamber for use by the public. Members of the public should maintain at least six-foot social distancing from individuals who are not part of the same household or living unit. 
  • For the purposes of potential public health contact tracing, all members of the public attending the meeting will be requested to sign in and provide a name and phone number or email address. In addition, attendees will be screened with a touchless temperature check. 
  • Consistent with the public health officer’s order, each member of the public must also wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times during the course of the meeting, even while speaking at the podium.  
  • Closed Session Public Comment - see individual agendas.