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>>.

November 2021 Meetings

PLEASE NOTE - PER SENATE BILL S50001, SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2021, CITY COUNCIL WILL NOT BE CONDUCTING IN-PERSON MEETINGS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2021.

ALL MEETINGS WILL INSTEAD BE STREAMED LIVE ONLINE ON THE CITY COUNCIL'S YOUTUBE  (www.youtube.com/user/RochesterCityCouncil)  AND SHARED ON THE COUNCIL'S FACEBOOK (www.facebook.com/RochesterCityCouncil)

 

Monday, November 1st

12:30 PM                            Chairs’ Meeting          Streamed on Facebook & YouTube 

Wednesday, November 3rd

4:00 PM                              Work Session – Arts & Creative Community Committee Update (AC3)           Streamed on Facebook & YouTube 

Thursday, November 4th 

4:00 PM                              Committee Meetings           Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

  • 4:00 PM Finance
  • 4:05 PM Neighborhood and Business Development
  • 4:25 PM Parks and Public Works
  • 4:35 PM Public Safety, Recreation, and Human Services

View the agenda here>> 

View proposed legislation here>>

View additional proposed legislation here>>   

Thursday, November 4th 

5:00 PM                              Public Hearings            Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

  • View the agenda here>>
  • Certain marked agenda items will be subject to a Public Hearing 
  • Individuals who would like to participate in the hearings can do so by:
    • Emailing written comments directly to   council@cityofrochester.gov 
    • Mailing written comments directly to the City Council and Clerk's Office - Attn: October Public Hearings, Room 301A, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614 
    • Participants must include their first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and the Public Hearing they are commenting on.
     

Tuesday, November 9th 

6:30 PM                              Speak to Council          Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

7:30 PM                              Council Meeting           Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

  • Speak to Council is an opportunity for the public to address the Council directly. Speakers are welcome to address a topic Council is voting on that month, or may comment on any topic they are interested in. Speak to Council sessions are held directly before the City Council Meeting, beginning at 6:30PM. Speakers will have either two minutes or three minutes to speak at the session. If there are 20 or less speakers signed up to speak, each speaker will be allotted three minutes to speak.  If there are more than 20 speakers signed up to speak, time is reduced to two minutes to speak. A staff member will time each speaker.
  • Participants must provide their first and last name, address (no P.O. boxes), phone number, email address, the organization they’re representing (if any), and the topic they are addressing. Only first and last names, organizations, and topics will be shared publicly.

Anyone participating in Speak to Council 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)
  • Topic they are speaking on

 There are three ways to participate:

 LIVE ON ZOOM:

To sign up to speak live via Zoom, call 585-428-7538 or email council@cityofrochester.gov no later than 3:00PM on the meeting day. Please include “Speak to Council” in the subject line or email content. Staff will email the Zoom link and instructions on how to access the meeting around 5:00 PM on the meeting day.

 VOICEMAIL COMMENTS:

You may submit a voicemail comment by calling 585-428-7538 no later than 3:00PM on the meeting day. A staff member will collect your contact information and provide a direct phone number to record your voicemail; please only share your name and comments as this voicemail will be shared live.

 WRITTEN COMMENTS:

You may submit written comments by emailing council@cityofrochester.gov no later than 3:00PM on the day of the meeting. Please include “Speak to Council” in the subject line or email content.

 **Questions, comments, or interest in signing up can be emailed directly to council@cityofrochester.gov  or by phone to the City Council and Clerk’s Offices at 585-428-7538 OR 585-428-7421.** 

Tuesday, November 16th

4:00 PM                              Work Session – ROC 2034 Implementation         Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

Wednesday, November 17th

4:00 PM                              Work Session – Workforce Development            Streamed on Facebook & YouTube

Thursday, November 18th

4:30 PM                              Work Session – NBD Quarterly Update                 Streamed on Facebook & YouTube