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Speakers interested in participating in public comment at Stated Meetings of Philadelphia City Council may call the Chief Clerk’s office at 215-686-3406 by no later than 3 p.m. the day before next meeting (generally Wednesdays) and must submit the following information:

  • Full name (including proper pronunciation and spelling)
  • Identify the bill number or resolution number that will be addressed
  • State whether you support or oppose that particular bill or resolution
  • Callback telephone number where you can be reached and an email address.

Speakers may also sign-up to participate in public comment on the day of the meeting in Room 400, City Hall. Speakers who submitted the above information within the required time frame will be added to the list.

Speakers will have up to three minutes to speak; the Council President, however, reserves the right based on circumstances to establish a different time limit. The Council President may also limit testimony where repetitious comments are offered on an agenda item.

If a speaker attending a Stated Meeting has written comments they would like to be added to the official transcript of Council, please provide one (1) copy to the Sergeant of Arms before you speak and your written remarks will be given to the stenographer for inclusion in the record.