Procedures for Virtual Richmond Common Council

April 3, 2020

While health concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to limits on public gatherings, essential business must continue. Adjustments have been made to respect Governor Holcomb’s executive orders, while still providing community participation, as outlined in the city's announcement on March 18th. As a critical function of City government, City Common Council will continue. (Please note at this time Board of Public Works, Advisory Plan Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals will also continue as required by agenda items.) Meetings with a public comment and/or hearing component will be held via a teleconferencing webinar to ensure the health and safety of everyone while allowing for public input and engagement. Below are the guidelines for those wishing to submit public comment to any Common Council agenda items.

Public Comment (for COUNCIL only)

There are two ways to submit your comments to the Richmond City Common Council for the open public comments or for individual agenda items.

  1. Submit your comments by noon of day of the meeting via email to the Clerk at Please indicate which agenda item you are commenting on.
  2. Comments during the meeting will be handled by telephone and will be subject to the usual per person time limit. Call one of the phone numbers below and wait for the instruction to dial the meeting ID: 963 389 739. It will ask for a participant number. Just press #.

    When the President indicates the floor is open for comment, Press *9 on your phone to indicate that you want to comment.

    When it is your turn to comment, the President will call on you by the last four digits of your phone number (that is how it shows on our screen) and your line will be unmuted so you can talk. When you are done commenting, please hang up so the line is free for others to join and comment. You may call in again if you wish to comment on another item.

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