Previously Held Public Meetings (Remote Access)

 

April Meetings

The following public meetings were held during the month of April. For a list of upcoming meetings and to learn more about the City of Rochester's Public Meeting Procedures during the Coronavirus State of Emergency, click here>>

  • April 2, 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 Legislation filed by March 26, 2020 here>>
    • View Additional Legislation filed by April 1, 2020 here>>
    • Answers to Agenda Review questions here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
     
  • April 3, 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 585-428-6175  
     
  • April 6, 2020 - 12:30 p.m. 
    City Council Chairs - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page 
    • View the Agenda here>>  
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
     
  • April 6, 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: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
     
  • April 9, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
    City Council Committees Meetings - 
    The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page
    • 4:00 p.m. Finance Committee
    • 4:10 p.m. Neighborhood and Business Development Committee
    • 4:20 p.m. Park and Public Works Committee
    • 4:30 p.m. Public Safety Youth and Recreation Committee 
    • View the Agenda here>> 
    • View Legislation filed by March 26, 2020 here>>
    • View Additional Legislation filed by April 1, 2020 here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
     
  • April 9, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
    City Council Public Hearings - 
    The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page
    • View the Agenda here>>  
      • Certain marked agenda items will be subject to a Public Hearing.   
       
    • Individuals who would like to make comments on a designated Public Hearing should email them directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov, or submit them by mail to: 
      City Council Public Hearing
      City Hall Room 301A 
      30 Church Street
      Rochester, NY 14614  
    • Individuals names and up to 3 minutes of comments will be shared on the live cast; the full text of the comments will be shared with the Council in advance of the meeting.  
    • In order to be shared comments must include the individual's name, address, and Public Hearing on which they wish to speak, anonymous comments will not be read. Comments are due no later than 1 p.m. the day of the Public Hearing.
     
  • April 14, 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 
    • View the Agenda here>> 
    • In lieu of the traditional Speak to Council session, individuals who would like to make comments should email them directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov
    • Individuals names and up to 3 minutes of comments will be shared on the live cast, only 2 minutes will be shared if there are more than 20 comments. 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. 
    • In order to be shared, all comments must include the individual's name, address, phone number, and topic (only your name and topic will be shared publicly). 
    • Comments are due no later than 1 p.m. the day of the Speak to Council.   
     
  •  April 14, 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 Legislation filed by March 26, 2020 here>>
    • View Additional Legislation filed by April 1, 2020 here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
     
  • April 16, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. 
    Rochester Land Bank Corp. - The meeting will be held online and made available to the public via teleconference. 
     

  • April 16, 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 orYouTube Page
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175    
     
  • April 23, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. 
    Civil Service  Commission -
     The meeting will be conducted via Zoom.  
  • April 23, 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: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 

  • April 24, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.  
    City Council and Rochester City School District Board of Education Finance Committee Meeting - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page. The meeting will also be available on the Rochester City School District website. 
    • View the Agenda here>> 
    • View the Presentation here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
     
  • April 27, 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: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 

  • April 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 585-428-6175.
             
  • April 29, 2020 - 9 a.m.
  • Rochester Public Library Board
    Location: Via teleconference. Interested public may attend by calling (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 260 770 116, Password: 578399 
    For more information, please visit https://roccitylibrary.org/about/rpl-board/ or call 428-8046.

  • April 30, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.  
    CIP Budget Hearings - 
    The Hearing will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's  Facebook Page or YouTube Page.
    • CIP: will be placed online when available. 
     

May Meetings 

  • May 4, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.
    City Council Chairs - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
    • View the Agenda here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175  
     
  • May 5, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.
    Board of Ethics Location: Via teleconference. Interested public may attend by Zoom conference call here https://cityofrochester.zoom.us/j/94362701207 
    Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16465588656,,94362701207# or +13126266799,,94362701207#
    Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 
    Webinar ID: 943 6270 1207
    For more information, please call 428-7245
  •  May 6, 2020 - 6 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 additional Legislation filed by May 5, 2020 here>>
     
  • May 6, 2020 6 p.m.
    Rochester Preservation Board
     - Listen to or view the Hearing at https://www.youtube.com/CityOfRochesterNY. The Hearing will be recorded and later transcribed. Learn more>>

  • May 7, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
    City Council Committees Meetings - 
    The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
      • 4:00 p.m. Finance Committee
      • 4:10 p.m. Neighborhood and Business Development Committee
      • 4:15 p.m. Park and Public Works Committee
      • 4:20 p.m. Public Safety Youth and Recreation Committee
       
    • View the Agenda here>>
    • View Proposed Legislation here>> 
    • View additional Legislation filed by May 5, 2020 here>>   
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175
       

  • May 7, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
    City Council Public Hearings - 
    The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page
    • View the Agenda here>>
      • Certain marked agenda items will be subject to a Public Hearing. 
       
    • Individuals who would like to make comments on a designated Public Hearing should email them directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov, or submit them by mail to: 
               City Council Public Hearing
               City Hall Room 301A 
               30 Church Street
               Rochester, NY 14614 
     
    • Individuals names and up to 3 minutes of comments will be shared on the live cast; the full text of the comments will be shared with the Council in advance of the meeting.   
    • In order to be shared comments must include the individual's name, address, and Public Hearing on which they wish to speak, anonymous comments will not be read. Comments are due no later than 1 p.m. the day of the Public Hearing.

  • May 7, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.
    Zoning Board of Appeals - Listen to or view the Hearing at https://www.youtube.com/CityOfRochesterNY. The Hearing will be recorded and later transcribed. Learn more>>
     

  • May 8, 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 585-428-6175
       

  • May 11, 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 585-428-6175

  • May 11, 2o20 - 6:00 p.m.
    Rochester Planning Commission -  Listen to or view the Hearing at https://www.youtube.com/CityOfRochesterNY Learn more>>

     

  • May 12, 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. 
    • Agenda will be posted when available. 
    • 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. 
      1. 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 pre-sent 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 585-428-6175  

     
  • May 12, 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.  

    • Agenda available here>>
    • View Proposed Legislation here>> 
    • View additional Legislation filed by May 5, 2020 here>>   
    • View additional Legislation filed by May 12, 2020 here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
       
  • May 13, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.  
    City Council and Rochester City School District Board of Education Finance Committee Meeting - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page. The meeting will also be available on the Rochester City School District website.
    • Agenda available here>>
    • RSCD Presentation here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
     
  • May 14, 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 585-428-6175 
  • May 18, 2020 - 5 p.m.
    2020  to 2024 Consolidated Plan Live Q&A via Zoom - City Planning staff answer questions regarding the pending draft of the 2020 to 2024 Consolidated Plan, the budget document for City's annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Learn more>>
     

  • May 21, 2020 - 3 p.m.
    Rochester Land Bank

    • The meeting will be conducted online and made available to the public via teleconference.
    • To listen in on the meeting use this information: Dial-in:1-646-558-8656 (New York); Meeting ID: 936 6208 9587. 
     
  • May 21, 2020 3:30 p.m.
    Civil Service Commission - the meeting will be held online via zoom. Learn more>>
     

  • May 21, 2020 - 4:30 p.m. 
    City Council Work Session:   
  • May 27, 2020 - 9 a.m.
    Rochester Public Library Board
     
    • Via teleconference. Interested public may attend by calling (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 861 2989 1164; Password: 127532
    • For more information, please visit https://roccitylibrary.org/about/rpl-board/ or call 428-8046
     
  • May 28, 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 585-428-6175


June Meetings  

  • June 1, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.
    City Council Chairs - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
    • View the agenda here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 

  • June 3, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.
    City Council Budget Hearings 
     - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page
    • Each Department will be called to review their Departmental Budget before the City Council:
      • 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Council/Clerk Budget Hearing 
      • 9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Administration Budget Hearing
      • 11:05 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Department of Environmental  Services Budget Hearing
      • 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch Break                                               
      • 1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. – Rochester Fire Department Budget Hearing
      • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Department of Recreation and Youth Services Budget Hearing
      • 4:05 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Emergency Communications Budget Hearing   
       
    • View the Proposed 2020-21 City of Rochester Budget here>>   
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175  
  • June 9, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.
    City Council Budget Hearings  - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page
    • Each Department will be called to review their Departmental Budget before the City Council:
      • 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Undistributed/Contingency Budget Hearing 
      • 9:20 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Information Technology Budget Hearing
      • 10:20 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Department of Finance Budget Hearing 
      • 11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Library Budget Hearing 
      • 12:05 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. - Lunch Break
      • 1:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. - Rochester Police Department Budget Hearing
      • 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Department of Neighborhood and Business Development Budget Hearing. 
    • View the Proposed 2020-21 City of Rochester Budget here>>   
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175  
  • June 9 2020  - 6:30 p.m. 
    Board of Ethics - This meeting will be held online. Learn more>>
  • June 10, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. 
    City Council Rochester City School District Budget Hearings  - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page
    • View the Proposed 2020-21 Rochester City School District Budget here>>   
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
  • June 10, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. 
    City Council and RCSD Board of Education Joint Public Hearing  The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.
    • Joint Public Hearings for the City of Rochester Budget and the Rochester City School District Budget will provide an opportunity for the public to address the City Council and the Board of Education with their thoughts and comments regarding the Proposed Budgets for both the City of Rochester and the Rochester City School District.
    • View the agenda here>>
    •  View the legislation for the Budget Public Hearings here>>
    • In your comments please make sure you indicate which Legislative Item you wish to speak on, the four items for the Budget Joint Public Hearing are: 
      • Int. No. 237 - Adoption of the Budget estimates for municipal purposes for the 2020-21 fiscal year, appropriation of sums set forth therein and approving commercial refuse fees 
        Int. No. 238 - Adoption of the Budget estimates for school purposes for the 2020-21 fiscal year and appropriation of sums set forth therein              
        Int. No. 241 - Local Improvement Ordinance – Street cleaning, street and sidewalk snow removal, and hazardous sidewalk repair commencing July 1, 2020 and expiring June 30, 2021     
        Int. No. 242 - Confirming the assessments, amounts and charges to be inserted in the annual tax rolls for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020 and expiring June 30, 2021    

       
    • This year advanced sign up is required for these Public Hearings, with a deadline of 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. There will be three ways to participate in this Public Hearings:
      • The first option is to send comments via email to council@cityofrochester.gov. Your email must include the subject line: Budget – Public Hearing. Please also include 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.  
      • The second option is to participate in the Zoom live stream. If you are available at 5:30PM, on June 10, 2020. Please  email council@cityofrochester.gov to sign up. Your email must include include the subject line: Budget – Public Hearing as well as your first and last name, address, and phone number, as well as your request to make your comments live on the videoconferencing call. On the day of the Joint Public Hearings, you will receive information to join the Zoom live stream. At 5:30 PM, when you join, you will enter the Waiting Room of Zoom, and when it is your turn to speak, you will be let into the call. You will only be allowed to join the live stream if you login using the same first and last name you provided during signup.  
      • 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 Public Hearings. A staff member will call you back to obtain your first and last name and address. 
       
    • You will have 3 minutes to share your comments. If your send in written comments that exceed 3 minutes, only three minutes will be read, but the entirety of the comment will be shared with the Council and the Board of Education.  
    • View the Proposed 2020-21 City of Rochester Budget here>> 
    • View the Proposed 2020-21 Rochester City School District Budget here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
     
  • June 11, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
    City Council Committees Meetings - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
    • Committee start times will be posted when available
      •  4:00 PM - Finance Committee 
      •  4:05 PM - Neighborhood and Business Development Committee 
      •  4:20 PM - Park and Public Works Committee 
      •  4:30 PM - Public Safety Youth and Recreation Committee    
      • 4:45 PM - Committee of the Whole  
       
    • View the agenda here>>
    • View proposed legislation here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 233 here>> 
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 234 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 235 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 236 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 237-243 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 244 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 245 here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 

  • June 11, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
    City Council Public Hearings - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page
    • View the agenda here>>
      • Certain marked agenda items will be subject to a Public Hearing  
    • Individuals who would like to make comments on a designated Public Hearing should email them directly to Council@cityofrochester.gov or submit them by mail to
               City Council Public Hearing
               City Hall Room 301A 
               30 Church Street
               Rochester, NY 14614  
    • Individuals names and up to 3 minutes of comments will be shared on the live cast; the full text of the comments will be shared with the Council in advance of the meeting.   
    • In order to be shared comments must include the individual's name, address, and Public Hearing on which they wish to speak, anonymous comments will not be read. Comments are due no later than 1 p.m. the day of the Public Hearing.

  • June 15, 2020 -Noon
    Library System Board, Via teleconference. Interested members of the public may attend by calling (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 856 5225 2581; Password: 179098. For more information, please visit https://libraryweb.org/about_us/mcls-board-of-trustees/ or call 428-8046.

  • June 16, 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 pre-sent 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 585-428-6175  
  • June, 16, 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 proposed legislation here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 233 here>> 
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 234 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 235 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 236 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 237-243 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 244 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation Int. No. 245 here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
  •  June 18, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.
    Zoning Board of Appeals - 
    Listen to or view the Hearing at https://www.youtube.com/CityOfRochesterNY. The Hearing will be recorded and later transcribed. Learn more>>

  • Tuesday, June 23 - 6:30 p.m.
    East Main Street Public Improvement Project.
     Via webinar. Interested public may attend at the following link: https://cityofrochester.zoom.us/j/98884354089 (Webinar ID: 988 8435 4089) or by calling the following number: (888) 788-0099. 
    • As the City continues to work with the community, design boards for East Main Street Reconstruction, RPD Goodman Section Office and Southeast Neighborhood Service Center projects will be posted for public viewing. Residents without Zoom accessibility can walk by and view the designs at the forthcoming location and time prior to the formal meeting. 
     
  • Wednesday, June 24 - 9 a.m. 
    Rochester Public Library Board Via teleconference. Interested members of the public may attend by calling (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 813 0134 7606; Password: 969021 For more information, please visit https://roccitylibrary.org/about/rpl-board/ or call 428-8046.

  • Wednesday, June 24 -  6 p.m.
     ROC Against Gun Violence Coalition Virtual Town Hall.  An online forum to discuss the issue of gun violence and strategies to eliminate it. To participate in the meeting, go to Zoom.us and follow the prompts to join a meeting. Meeting ID: 942 9678 6048; Password: 515689. Learn more>> 

  • June 25, 2020 - 10:00 a.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 585-428-6175

  • Thursday, June 25, 3: 3:30 p.m 
    Civil Service Commission Via webinar. Interested public may attend at the following link: https://cityofrochester.zoom.us/j/92402164104 (Webinar ID: 924 0216 4104) or by calling one of the following numbers: ++1 646 558 8656 US (New York), +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown), +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago), +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma), +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston), +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose), 833 548 0276 US (Toll-free), 833 548 0282 US (Toll-free), 877 853 5247 US (Toll-free), 888 788 0099 US (Toll-free) (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location

  • June 25, 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 585-428-6175 

  •  June 25, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.
    Police Accountability Board - 
    Listen or view the meeting at https://www.youtube.com/user/RochesterCityCouncil Learn more>>


July Meetings  

  • July 6, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.
    City Council Chairs - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
    • View the agenda here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175

  • July 9, 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>> 
    • View additional 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 585-428-6175 
  • July 16, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
    City Council Committees Meetings - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
    • Committee start times will be posted when available
      •  4:00 PM - Finance Committee 
      •  4:05 PM - Neighborhood and Business Development Committee 
      •  4:15 PM - Park and Public Works Committee 
      •  4:25 PM - Public Safety Youth and Recreation Committee    
       
    • View the agenda here>>
    • View proposed legislation here>> 
    • View additional proposed legislation uploaded July 10, 2020 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation uploaded July 15, 2020 here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175  
  • July 16, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
    City Council Public Hearings - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page
    • View the agenda here>>
      • Certain marked agenda items will be subject to a Public Hearing  
    • Individuals who would like to make comments on a designated Public Hearing should email them directly to Council@cityofrochester.gov or submit them by mail to
               City Council Public Hearing
               City Hall Room 301A 
               30 Church Street
               Rochester, NY 14614  
    • Individuals names and up to 3 minutes of comments will be shared on the live cast; the full text of the comments will be shared with the Council in advance of the meeting.   
    • In order to be shared comments must include the individual's name, address, and Public Hearing on which they wish to speak, anonymous comments will not be read. Comments are due no later than 1 p.m. the day of the Public Hearing.
  • July 21, 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 585-428-6175  
  • July, 21, 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 proposed legislation here>> 
    • View additional proposed legislation uploaded July 10, 2020 here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation uploaded July 15, 2020 here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
  • July 23, 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 585-428-6175 
  • July 30, 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 585-428-6175 

August Meetings   

  • August 3, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.
    City Council Chairs - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
    • View the agenda here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175
  • August 5, 2020 - 3:00 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 585-428-6175 
  • August 6, 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 585-428-6175 
  • August 13, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
    City Council Committees Meetings - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
    • Committee start times will be posted when available
      • 4:00 PM - Finance Committee 
      • 4:05 PM - Neighborhood and Business Development Committee 
      • 4:10 PM - Park and Public Works Committee 
      • 4:20 PM - Public Safety Youth and Recreation Committee    
      • 4:25 PM - Committee of the Whole  
       
    • View the agenda here>>
    • View proposed legislation here>> 
    • View additional proposed legislation here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation here>>
    • View additional 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 585-428-6175  
  • August 13, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. - **THERE ARE NO PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST**
    City Council Public Hearings - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page
    • View the agenda here>>
      • Certain marked agenda items will be subject to a Public Hearing  
    • Individuals who would like to make comments on a designated Public Hearing should email them directly to Council@cityofrochester.gov or submit them by mail to
               City Council Public Hearing
               City Hall Room 301A 
               30 Church Street
               Rochester, NY 14614  
    • Individuals names and up to 3 minutes of comments will be shared on the live cast; the full text of the comments will be shared with the Council in advance of the meeting.   
    • In order to be shared comments must include the individual's name, address, and Public Hearing on which they wish to speak, anonymous comments will not be read. Comments are due no later than 1 p.m. the day of the Public Hearing.
  • August 18, 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 585-428-6175  
  • August, 18, 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 proposed legislation here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation here>>
    • View additional proposed legislation here>>
    • View additional 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 585-428-6175 
  • August 20, 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 585-428-6175 
  • August 27, 2020 - 3:30 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 585-428-6175
  • August 27, 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 585-428-6175

 

  • August 27, 2020 - 3:30 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 585-428-6175
  • August 27, 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 585-428-6175

September Meetings  

  • September 3, 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 585-428-6175  
  • September 8, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.
    City Council Chairs - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
    • View the agenda here>>
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175
  • September 8, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.  City Council Briefing  - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page. 
  • September 9, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.  City Council Briefing  - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page. 
  • September 10, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.  City Council Briefing  - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page. 
 
  • September 10, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
    City Council Committees Meetings - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
      • 4:00 - Finance Committee 
      • 4:05 - Neighborhood and Business Development Committee   
      • 4:15 - Park and Public Works Committee   
      • 4:20 - Public Safety Youth and Recreation Committee  
       
    • View the agenda here>>
    • View proposed legislation here>>
    • View additional 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 585-428-6175  
  • September 10, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. 
    City Council Public Hearings - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page
    • View the agenda here>>  
      • Certain marked agenda items will be subject to a Public Hearing  
    • Individuals who would like to make comments on a designated Public Hearing should email them directly to Council@cityofrochester.gov or submit them by mail to
               City Council Public Hearing
               City Hall Room 301A 
               30 Church Street
               Rochester, NY 14614  
    • Individuals names and up to 3 minutes of comments will be shared on the live cast; the full text of the comments will be shared with the Council in advance of the meeting.   
    • In order to be shared comments must include the individual's name, address, and Public Hearing on which they wish to speak, anonymous comments will not be read. Comments are due no later than 1 p.m. the day of the Public Hearing 
  • September 14, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.  City Council Briefing  - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page. 
  • September 15, 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 585-428-6175  
  • September 15, 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 proposed legislation here>>  
    • View additional proposed legislation here>> (Int. No. 345)
    • View additional proposed legislation here>> (Int. No. 346)
    • View additional proposed legislation here>> (Int. No. 347)
    • View additional proposed legislation here>> (Int. No. 348)
    • View additional proposed legislation here>> (Int. No. 349)
    • Contact: Questions or comments can be emailed directly to Council@Cityofrochester.gov or by phone to the City Council’s Office at 585-428-6175 
  • September 16, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.  
    City Council Community Listening Session 
    • The listening session will be held virtually on Zoom, starting at 5PM. Participants will have three minutes to comment directly to Council. As with Speak to Council, City Council will be there to listen rather than comment. Interested participants should sign up by emailing Katy.Hasselwander@CityofRochester.Gov or by calling 585-428-7538, and providing a brief description of their topic, their name, phone number, and address. Only participant’s names will be shared live. Participants will speak in the order their sign up is received and confirmed by Council staff. We ask participants to keep comments within the three minutes time limit and to refrain from using explicit or derogatory language.  View Listening Session Flyer here>>     
     
  • September 17, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.  
    City Council Work Session - CANCELLED 
  • September 17, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.
    Police Accountability Board - CANCELLED
  • September 18, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.  
    City Council Special 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 proposed legislation here>>   
 
  • September 21, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.  City Council Briefing  - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.  
  • September 23, 2020 - 4:15 p.m.  Public Safety Youth and Recreation Committee - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page.   
  •  September 24, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.  
    City Council Special Meeting - The Meeting will be held online, and can be streamed live on the Council's  Facebook Page or YouTube Page.   
  •  September 24, 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 585-428-6175