Public Participation at a City Council Meeting


On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19.  On March 17, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 (superseding the Brown Act-related provisions of Executive Order N-25-20 issued on March 12, 2020), which allows a local legislative body to hold public meetings via teleconferencing and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the local legislative body.  Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, please be advised that the Anaheim City Council will participate in meetings telephonically.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Pursuant to Executive N-29-20 and given the current health concerns, members of the public can access meetings live on-line at and on Cable Channel 3.  In addition, members of the public can submit comments electronically for City Council consideration by sending them to To ensure distribution to the City Council prior to consideration of the agenda, we encourage the public to submit comments at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the meeting (time is noted on the Council Agenda).  Those comments, as well as any comments received after that time, will be distributed to the City Council, posted on the City's website, and will be made part of the official public record of the meeting.  

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 714-765-5166 or

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ACCESSIBILITY: If requested, the agenda and backup materials will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with a disability, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12132), and the federal rules and regulations adopted in implementation thereof.  Any person who requires a disability-related modification or accommodation, in order to observe and/or offer public comment may request such reasonable modification, accommodation, aid, or service by contacting the City Clerk’s Office by telephone at (714) 765-5166 or via email to, no later than 8:00 AM on the day of the scheduled meeting.

  • 5 p.m.
  • City Hall Council Chambers
    200 S Anaheim Boulevard
    1st floor
    Anaheim, CA 92805
Public Comment
Those wanting to address the City Council can do so during the Public Comment period.  The speaker must submit a speaker card to the City Clerk. The name and contact information on the card is optional; unidentified speakers will be called to speak by the speaker card number. The time limit established for public comments is three minutes per speaker unless a different time limit is announced.  

There are two Public Comment periods with speakers having one opportunity to address the Council.  The first Public Comment period is for speakers wishing to speak on any item on the agenda, except for scheduled public hearings.  After all agenda item speakers have been heard, and if the first Public Comment period has not exceeded 90 minutes, any time remaining will be provided to Non-Agenda item speakers until the 90 minute time limitation has been exhausted.  The second Public Comment period, following the Report on Closed Session Items, will be opened to Non-Agenda item speakers not heard during the first Public Comment period. 

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Contact Us
Questions or for additional information, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 714-765-5166.