Submission of Public Comment and Electronic Speaker Cards

Effective March 1, 2023, Regular City Council and Committee meetings are being held in-person/hybrid for the public.

All members of the public wishing to provide public comment by speaking in person or via teleconference must fill out a speaker card for each agenda item

How to Provide Public Comment For City Council and Committee Meetings

Please add the name and date of the meeting and the Agenda Item Number(s) you would like to speak on in the subject line such as: Subject: Public Comment: for (date) (Council/Committee) Meeting; (Item No __, __, & __)

Once you have submitted your Electronic Speaker Card(s) you may provide verbal Public Comment in the meeting by Zoom (computer/smart device) or by Phone (mobile or landline)

To comment by Zoom teleconference or by Phone, your Zoom Profile Name or Phone Number will be acknowledged to speak when Public Comment is being taken on an eligible agenda item. You will be permitted to speak during your turn, allowed to comment, and after the allotted time, re-muted.

To participate by phone, please call one of the listed phone numbers provided on the ‘Public Participation’ page of an agenda

  • In Person: Members of the public wishing to provide public comment during a meeting must submit a separate speaker card for each item on the agenda they wish to discuss to the city clerk before being recognized by the presiding officer.
  • E-Comment: THE E-COMMENT FUNCTION IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please Email Written Comments To Cityclerk@Oaklandca.Gov And They Will Be Delivered To Council Members. E-Comments must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting time.

You may also send emails to the entire City Council by emailing or emailing your Councilmember directly. Unsure of who your Councilmember is? Use the Councilmember locator found here.