Citizen Comments at Council Meetings

UPDATED
VIRTUAL/IN-PERSON MEETING PROCEDURES FOR CITIZEN COMMENTS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS


The City of San Marcos is now offering new ways to “attend” public meetings and offer comments: virtually and in-person.

Citizen comment:
Persons wishing to “speak” during the citizen comment period of a public meeting may do so by one of the methods below:

  • Send written comments which will be read aloud; or
  • Request a link to join in the citizen comment portion of the virtual meeting; or
  • Sign up to speak in person 

Citizens wishing to speak during citizen comment must email citizencomment@sanmarcostx.gov after the agenda officially posts up until 12:00pm the day of the meeting. All persons that register for the virtual option will receive a confirmation email with a link and call in number to participate remotely. YOU MAY PARTICIPATE BY PHONE, by calling in to the number provided. A computer is not required. 

All persons that register to speak in person will be provided a confirmation email with the order in which you are signed up to speak.

Citizen Comment is limited to the first 10 sign-ups

Public Hearings:
 Persons wishing to participate in any public hearing item listed on the agenda may do so as follows:

  • Send written comments which will be read aloud; or
  • Request a link to join in the public hearing portion of the virtual meeting; or
  • Sign up to speak in person; or
  • Show up in the Council Chambers to speak during the Public Hearing Item (no sign-up is required with this option)

Citizens wishing to participate in the public hearing are encouraged to submit a request to citizencomment@sanmarcostx.gov after the agenda officially posts up until 12:00pm the day of the meeting. PLEASE INDICATE AGENDA NUMBER YOU WILL SIGN UP TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST. All persons that register for the virtual option will receive a confirmation email with a link and call in number to participate remotely. YOU MAY PARTICIPATE BY PHONE, by calling in to the number provided. A computer is not required. 

All persons that register to speak in person will be provided a confirmation email with the order in which you are signed up to speak. 

Comments, whether during public hearings or public comment periods, shall have a time limit of three minutes each. Any threatening, defamatory or other similar comments prohibited by Chapter 2 of the San Marcos City Code will not be read.

Forms for Speaking During City Council Meetings