Access to City Council Public Meetings

Use this page to gain access to Rochester City Council Public Meetings.

Rochester City Hall is located at 30 Church St. (map) Council Chambers is located in City Hall, Room 302-A and the Council Conference Room is located in City Hall, Room 208-A.  Please visit the Council's YouTube page here to view livestreams of past meetings.   

Links to relevant meeting information, including: attachments, where you can attend the meeting, and how to participate (if applicable) are below.  A list of public meetings held since April 2020 is available here>>.

 

  Rochester City Council May Public Meetings


Date      Time      Meeting Location      Materials

Monday, May 2nd 

4:00PM

Chairs’ Meeting

Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

 

Thursday, May 5th 

4:00PM

Committee Meetings

  • Finance
  • Neighborhood & Business Development
  • Parks & Public Works
  • Public Safety
  • Recreation & Human Services
 

Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, & City 12

 

Thursday, May 5th 

5:00PM

Public Hearings

Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

  • Agenda
    • Intro No. 152 - Local Improvement Ordinance related to neighborhood, commercial, & residential parking areas
    • Intro No. 163 - Amending the 2021-22 Annual Action Plan for additional HOME projects
    • Intro No. 171 - Local Improvement Ordinance related to special work and services for Main St. improvements
    • Intro No. 172 - Local Improvement Ordinance related to streetscape enhancements 
     
 
 Thursday, May 5th    5:15PM Special Meeting  Streamed on Facebook & YouTube       

Tuesday, May 10th 

6:30PM

Speak to Council

Streamed on Facebook & YouTube


 

Tuesday, May 10th 

7:30PM

Council Meeting

Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, & City 12

 

Wednesday, May 11th 

4:00PM

Work Session (Re: Violence Prevention)

Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

 

Thursday, May 12th 

4:30PM

Work Session (Re: Zoning Alignment Plan)

Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

 
Monday, May 16th       5:30PM      Special Meeting (Re: PAB) Streamed on Facebook & YouTube   

 Thursday, May 19th 

4:30PM

Work Session (Re: NBD Quarterly Update)

Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

 
 Thursday, May 19th  5:30PM Special Meeting (Re: PAB) Streamed on Facebook & YouTube  

Monday, May 23rd 

9:00AM – 5:30PM

Budget Hearings – Day 1

9:00 – 11:45am  

Administration (OMB, HR, Communications, Law), Finance, Contingency, Undistributed  

11:45 – 12:30pm         

Lunch Recess

12:30 – 2:00pm             

Department of Environmental Services

2:00 – 3:00pm               

Department of Recreation & Human Services

3:00 – 3:15pm             

Break

3:15 – 4:00pm              

Library

4:00 – 5:30pm             

 City Council & Clerk, Police Accountability Board 

City Council Chambers

30 Church Street, Room 302-A

Rochester, NY 14614

Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, & City 12

 

Tuesday, May 24th  

9:00AM – 5:30PM

Budget Hearings – Day 2

9:00 – 10:30am            

Department of Neighborhood & Business Development  

10:45 – 11:30am          

Information Technology

11:30 – 12:15pm          

Lunch Recess

12:15 – 1:15pm            

Emergency Communications

1:15 – 2:30pm               

Fire Department

2:45 – 5:30pm             

 Police Department    

City Council Chambers

30 Church Street, Room 302-A

Rochester, NY 14614

Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, & City 12

 

Tuesday, May 31st 

1:30PM – 3:30PM

Budget Hearing – Capital Improvement Program

City Council Chambers

30 Church Street, Room 302-A

Rochester, NY 14614

Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, & City 12

 

Tuesday, May 31st 

3:30PM – 5:00PM

Budget Hearing – RCSD

City Council Chambers

30 Church Street, Room 302-A

Rochester, NY 14614

Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, & City 12

 

Tuesday, May 31st 

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Joint Public Hearing – City & RCSD Budget

City Council Chambers

30 Church Street, Room 302-A

Rochester, NY 14614

Streamed on Facebook, YouTube, & City 12

 

Instructions to Access and Participate in Public Meetings

All of the above meetings will be streamed live on youtube.com/user/RochesterCityCouncil and shared on facebook.com/RochesterCityCouncil.

 May 31st  JOINT PUBLIC HEARING at 5:30PM - Regarding the Proposed 2022-23 Budget for the City & Rochester City School District will be held in-person at City Council Chambers (30 Church Street, Room 302-A)

Anyone wishing to participate may sign up ahead of time, or simply join on Tuesday, May 31st in the City Council Chambers at 5:30PM.

All participants will have 3 minutes to state their comments to the City Council & Rochester City School District Board of Education.  

 Participants will need to share the following information:

  • Name
  • Mailing address (no PO box)
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Group or organization they are representing (if any) 

For more information, please call 585-428-7538 or 585-428-7421, or email council@cityofrochester.gov