Access to City Council Public Meetings

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

Rochester City Hall is located at 30 Church St. (map) 

The Open Meetings Law has been suspended by Executive Order of the Governor.  During this time meetings will be held using video conferencing and streamed online for public access.  Links to relevant meeting information, including: attachments, where you can view the meeting, and how to participate (if applicable) are below.  A list of public meetings held since April 2020 is available here>>.

October Meetings  

  • October 13, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. 
    Speak to Council - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page. 
    • Speak to Council is an opportunity for the public to address the Council on a topic they are voting on that month or express their opinion on any other topic. Speak to Council sessions are held the same day as the City Council Meeting at 6:30PM. There are three ways to participate in Speak to Council:
      1. The first option is to send comments via email to council@cityofrochester.gov. Your email must include the topic you are addressing, your first and last name, address, and phone number. A City Council Staff member will read your comments into the record during the Zoom live stream.  
      2. The second option is to participate in the Zoom live stream. If you are available at 6:30PM, email council@cityofrochester.gov to sign up. Your email must include the topic you are addressing, your first and last name, address, and phone number. You will receive confirmation that you have been added to the “A” or “B” list prior to the meeting. On the day of Speak to Council, between 5:00 - 6:00PM, you will receive information to join the Zoom live stream. At 6:30 PM, you will be placed in the Waiting Room of Zoom, and let in when it is your turn to speak. You will only be allowed to join the live stream if you login using the same first and last name you provided during signup. 
      3. The final option is to leave a voicemail of your comments by calling 585-428-6175.  To do this, simply state your name and follow with your remarks. Council staff will play the recording during Speak to Council. A staff member will call you back to obtain your first and last name and address.
    • If you wish to participate in Speak to Council, you must register using one of the three options by 3PM on the day of the meeting. No anonymous comments will be accepted – you must include all of the information listed, and present comments will not be aired if there is explicit or derogatory language included.
    • Up to 3 minutes of each comment will be shared on the Zoom live stream and only 2 minutes will be shared if there are more than 20 comments total. The entire "A List" will be read prior to the meeting starting, if there are comments on the "B List" left unread after the hour expires, those comments will be read at the conclusion of the City Council Meeting
    • Contact: Comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-7538
  • October 13, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.  
    City Council Meeting - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
    • View the agenda here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation here>> (Int. No. 367, Int. No. 368, Int. No. 369, Int. No. 370)
    • View additional proposed legislation here>> (Int. No. 371)
    • View additional proposed legislation here>> (Int. No. 372)
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-7538 
  • October 15, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.  
    City Council Work Session - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's  Facebook Page or YouTube Page.   
    • Contact: Comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-7538 
  • October 22, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.  
    City Council Work Session - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's  Facebook Page or YouTube Page.   
    • Contact: Comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-7538      
 
  • October 29, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.
    City Council Agenda Review 
    The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.   
    • View the agenda here>>
    • View proposed legislation here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-7538