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Use this page to gain access to City of Rochester public meetings.

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

State of Emergency Declared 

Mayor Lovely A. Warren  has declared a State of Emergency that will significantly alter City of Rochester operations.  

  • For a full list of how the State of Emergency will affect operations, click here>>
  • For a list of cancellations and postponements, click here>>
  • For the latest news on the City's Coronavirus Response, click here>>  

Previous Meetings

For a full list of Public Meetings held since the month of April 2020, click here>>

May Meetings 

  • 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
    • Agenda will be posted when available 
    • 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 4, 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 
    • Agenda will be posted when available 
    • Legislation will be posted when available  
    • 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 10, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.
    City Council Adjourned Budget Hearings  - This meeting will only take place if one or more of the Departments, exceeded the allotted time for review and requires additional review time. If this is needed 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 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 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.
    • Methods of Public Participation TBA
    • 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
      •  Finance Committee
      •  Neighborhood and Business Development Committee
      •  Park and Public Works Committee
      •  Public Safety Youth and Recreation Committee    
       
    • Agenda will be posted when available
    • Legislation will be posted when available  
    • 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.
    • Agenda will be posted when available
      • 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 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. 
    • 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. 
      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 - 6:30 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 will be posted when available 
    • Legislation will be posted when available 
    • 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 - 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 - 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