Providing Public Comment and Testimony During COVID
Now that The City of Arvada City Council has moved to a hybrid meeting format, citizens can make comments through a variety of methods. A hybrid meeting means that some members of Council, city staff, and citizens will participate virtually via our web platform and some will do so in person at Arvada City Hall.
If you would like to make a public comment you may:
Provide comments via the phone or webinar. To participate by web or phone, sign up for public comment online. Or contact City Clerk Kristen Rush at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-898-7550. Sign up online or call no later than 5 p.m. on the Monday the meeting takes place.
Upon receiving the request, you will receive registration instructions, as well as the rules and the procedures for participating by web or phone.
- Provide in-person comments. Comments can be made in person at the meeting in Arvada City Hall’s Council Chambers - 8101 Ralston Rd. Any citizen entering City Hall will be required to wear a mask. Due to social distancing best practices, only citizens who choose to come to City Hall to provide public comment will be allowed into the meeting. There will not be an area within City Hall to watch the meeting unless you are there to speak. Due to limited capacity, members of the public may be asked to leave the building once they have completed their public comment. Participants will be limited to 3 minutes.
- Submit comments for the record. Emails with comments need to be sent to City Clerk Kristen Rush at email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. on the Monday the meeting takes place. Ms. Rush will pass along the comments to all members of City Council and the Mayor. These comments will become part of the permanent record.
- City Clerk Kristen Rush can be contacted with questions at 303-915-5246
Public Comment is only allowed at business meetings (generally held on the first and third Mondays of each month). Public Comment is scheduled both near the beginning and at the end of each business meeting. Comments are limited to three minutes per person early in the meeting and five minutes per person at the end of the meeting. No action is taken by Council; however, Council may ask City staff for additional information.
- by City Manager