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Public Comments

Contact Information

City Secretary's OfficeP.O. Box 9960 | 1101 Texas Ave.College Station, TX 77842979.764.3500
The city council welcomes written and oral comments from the public at regular city council meetings. To submit comments or sign up to speak you should download the form, complete it in Adobe Acrobat Reader, save, and email it to commentform@cstx.gov.

SPEAKER PROTOCOL

An individual who wishes to address the City Council regarding any item on the Agenda, other than Executive Session, shall register with the City Secretary prior to the meeting being called to order. Registration forms are available in the Office of the City Secretary and in the lobby.

Upon stepping to the podium the speaker must state their name and city of residence, including the state of residence if the city is located out of state. Speakers are encouraged to identify their College Station neighborhood or geographic location. Each speaker’s remarks are limited to three (3) minutes. An individual speaking on multiple Consent Agenda items must speak on all items when the speaker is called to the podium. Speakers on multiple Consent Agenda items will have three (3) minutes to speak on the first item and one (1) additional minute per each additional item regardless of the number of items they wish to address. Any speaker addressing the Council through the use of a translator may speak for six (6) minutes, and in the case of Consent Agenda items an additional two (2) minutes per item.

An individual may speak for ten (10) minutes on behalf of a group of five (5) or more. The five (5) or more individuals must sign the registration form and must be present when the speaker is introduced. Those signing may not speak individually.

A speaker who wishes to include computer-based information while addressing the Council must provide the electronic file to the City Secretary by noon on the day of the Council meeting. See additional information below.

During each speaker’s remarks a timer light will change from green to yellow when there is thirty seconds remaining. The speaker must conclude their remarks when the timer light changes from yellow to red.

WRITTEN COMMENTS / HANDOUTS / PRESENTATIONS

Individuals may use the comment sheets provided in the City Secretary's Office. Comment sheets should be submitted to the city secretary 15 minutes prior to the start of the regular meeting will be copied and distributed to council members.

An individual who wishes to submit other written material should submit 10 copies to the city secretary for distribution to council members and senior staff. Individuals wishing to provide a PowerPoint, audio, video, or other electronic presentation must submit the presentation to the City Secretary's Office no later than noon the day of the meeting. This will allow staff time to review the file for security and the content to determine appropriateness for display at a public meeting.
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