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Public comment is open to anyone wishing to speak to an item on the City Council agenda. Please note that any information you enter below will be displayed as you speak.

Please refer to the specific agenda item that you wish to speak on. For example, Policy Order #5. Do not refer to the index number (ex: POR 2017 #276). Please contact the council office if you have any questions.

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There are no meetings currently open for public comment registration; please check the Hearing Schedule for a list of upcoming meetings. Please note that as per Cambridge City Council rules, members of the public may only sign up for public comment during prescribed hours:

RULE 23C. Public Comment.

  1. Regular business meetings
    1. Under the provisions of Chapter 43, Section 98 of the General Laws, Tercentenary Edition, citizens and employees of the city shall have reasonable opportunity to be heard at any meeting of the City Council in regard to any matter considered thereat. Opportunities for citizens and employees to be heard at all regular meetings, except for working/roundtable meetings, shall be provided directly after the reading of the record, if requested by the City Council (submission of the record of the previous meeting). Members of the public may comment upon items in the following categories of business: Motions for reconsideration, City Manager’s consent agenda, Unfinished business from preceding meetings, Applications and petitions requiring approval or referral by the City Council, Consent resolutions. Consent resolutions and orders relating to policy analysis or development, Committee reports and Communications and reports from other city officers. Each speaker shall limit his or her comments to no more than three minutes.
    2. Procedure: An individual may sign up to speak before the City Council via telephone to the City Council office on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or in person from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via a sign up sheet available in the Sullivan Chamber. The individual must indicate on the sign up sheet which item(s) he or she is planning to address.
  2. Regular roundtable/working meetings.

    Public comment shall not take place at working/roundtable meetings of the City Council, where no matter being discussed may be finally considered, in that no votes may be taken. Written comments will be accepted and made part of the record of the meeting. The opportunity for the public to make oral comments on items discussed at working/roundtable meetings shall be at the regular meeting at which the item may be considered for action by the City council.

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