Breean Beggs

Spokane City Council Updates Meeting Procedures

Breean Beggs, Spokane City Council President, 509.625.6255

Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 2:57 p.m.

Spokane City Council Updates Meeting Procedures

Updated February 9, 2021

After operating under a condensed schedule due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council has restarted its 6 p.m. legislative sessions on Mondays with the availability for the public to provide testimony remotely. Here is how it works:

  • On the day of the meeting, citizens can sign up to give testimony at between 5 and 6 p.m. You must sign up in order to be called on to testify.
  • At 6 p.m., citizens signed up to testify will call into the meeting. The call-in information will be available when signing up on the form above and listed on the Current Agenda for each meeting, found on the City’s website.
  • The Council President will call on citizens to provide testimony. When a citizen’s name is called, the individual will hit *3 on their phone to ask to be unmuted. The system will identify when a person has been unmuted.
  • The citizen then can provide comments. At the end of the testimony, the citizen will hit *3 again to go back on mute.

At this point, testimony is only being taken on legislative items. Open forum is not being held, but members of the public can contact Council Members with comments on upcoming legislation or other issues by filling out this contact form.

Council Members, staff and presenters are still attending these meetings remotely and Council Chambers is not open to the public. Members of the public who do not plan to testify can tune in to the meetings on CityCable 5 (on channel 5 or 325 on the Comcast cable system) or online.

Web or TV viewing is preferred, but a call in option is also available for those who do not have access via the web or Channel 5. Call-in information for the 6 p.m. meeting is available on the Current Agenda for each meeting on the City’s website.

The Council also is continuing its committee meetings, briefing sessions, and study sessions. All meetings can be viewed on CityCable 5 or online. Citizens also may call into the meetings:

Any changes or updates to this process will be posted on the Spokane City Council Facebook page.

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