City Assembly - Public Comment at Assembly Meetings

 

Regular Assembly Meetings are held the 2nd and 2th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Harrigan Centennial Hall. Agenda and supporting documentation is available at https://sitka.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx or by contacting the Municipal Clerk’s Office at City Hall.

 

Public comment on agenda items is encouraged and welcomed. While in-person testimony will be taken during regular and special meetings, citizens are encouraged to provide comment by telephone.  This is in an effort to comply with State of Alaska COVID-19 Health Mandates regarding physical distancing and group gatherings.

 

To sign up for telephonic testimony, call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 747-1826 or email clerk@cityofsitka.org prior to 4:00 p.m. the day of the meeting and specify the item you wish to testify on. Staff will do its best to accommodate requests received after 4:00 p.m. and requests received during the meeting, however, while the meeting is in progress, no guarantees can be made. For discussion/direction/decision items, citizens are encouraged to sign up for telephonic testimony in order to have the opportunity to comment if a formal motion is made.

 

Assembly meetings are livestreamed through the City's website, YouTube Channel, and Facebook page. Livestreaming links may be found on the homepage of the City’s website at www.cityofsitka.com. In addition, regular meetings are aired live on KCAW FM 104.7, and broadcast live on local television channel 11. To receive Assembly agenda notifications, sign up with GovDelivery on the City website.

 

For more information contact the Municipal Clerk's Office at 747-1826 or 747-1811.

 

 

What to Expect When Testifying

Public testimony will be heard first from citizens who are in-person at the meeting.

 

Next, public testimony will be heard from citizens who have signed up to testify telephonically at the phone number provided. The Clerk will call those citizens when it is their turn to speak. Please note: If you do not answer the phone then we will move to the next person on the list. Once you are placed into the meeting, the Presiding Officer will ask that you state your name for the record and then your 3 minutes will begin.