Participate in a meeting

We welcome public participation in the local decision-making process. Learn how you can speak at an upcoming public hearing.
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Find a meeting

Meetings with public hearings or public comment are open for public participation.

For City Council, public input usually takes place in its committees. To see which meetings you can participate in:

Check our notices for public hearings

Sign up to speak

A young man addresses City Council at a public hearing.

The City Council meets in Council Chambers, which has temporarily moved to Room 350 in the Public Service Center.

The room will open 30 minutes prior to the meeting start time. 

If you wish to speak at a meeting, first check to make sure that it is a public hearing by looking at the posted public notices. If the meeting is a public hearing, you can register to speak. Speaker registration will be available 30 minutes prior to the meeting.

See public notices

For other meetings, members of the public are welcome to join and observe. You can also reach out to your council member to share your input before the meeting.

To find the location and times for meetings of other groups, like boards and commissions, check the meeting calendar. 

See upcoming meeting agendas

What to expect

Rules for meetings

We conduct meetings in a professional and courteous manner.

We expect everyone who participates to conduct themselves in a manner that:

  • Does not disrupt the orderly conduct of the meeting
  • Does not interfere with the ability of others to observe
  • Does not create fear or intimidation

You can review the rules that we follow for public meetings.

See Rules of City Council § 12 - Public Attendance and Participation

Time limit

The amount of time given for remarks is set by the Chair of the meeting. It often depends on the number of who have people signed up. You will generally be given 2 minutes.

At the end of your time, you may hear a timer go off. The Chair will tell you that your time is up. 

Public record

Your participation and anything you share in a meeting will be part of the public record. This means that anyone can access information you chose to share. Only include information that you are comfortable making public.


If you need help to participate in a meeting, such as:

  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter

  • Other spoken language interpreter

  • Documents in a different format

Please contact us least 5 days prior to the meeting.

To report captioning issues on meeting video, please contact us.

Contact us

Office of City Clerk




Mailing address

City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 304
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Temporary office location

250 S. Fourth St., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

See list of City holidays