Participate in a meeting

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

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.

Minneapolis is holding in-person meetings once again.  City Council meets in Room 317 of City Hall.

The room will be open and you are welcome to register 30 minutes prior to the meeting.

Check the meeting calendar or agenda for room locations of other boards and commissions.

See upcoming meeting agendas

Rules for participating

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

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. 

The public record

Your participation and anything you share in a meeting will be part of the public record. Only include information that you are comfortable making public.

Public comments

If you run out of time or prefer to write your comments:

Share your opinion using our online form

If you need assistance

The City invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. If you require help in order to fully participate, or need documents in a different format, please let us know by contacting 311 or 612-673-3000 at least 5 days prior to the meeting.