Submission of Public Comment and Electronic Speaker Cards

Effective March 1, 2023, Regular City Council and Committee meetings are being held in-person/hybrid for the public.

All members of the public wishing to provide public comment by speaking in person or via teleconference must fill out a speaker card for each agenda item

How to Provide Public Comment For City Council and Committee Meetings

  • Email: To submit an Electronic Speaker Card please follow the instructions on the face of the agenda

Once you have submitted your Electronic Speaker Card(s) you may provide Public Comment whether participating in person or in Zoom.

To comment by Zoom, your Zoom Profile Name or Phone Number will be acknowledged when Public Comment is taken. You will be permitted to speak during your turn.

  • In Person: Members of the public wishing to provide public comment during a meeting must submit a separate speaker card for each item on the agenda they wish to discuss to the city clerk before being recognized by the presiding officer.
  • E-Comment: Go to City of Oakland - Calendar (, click the e-comment hyperlink next to your preferred meeting and submit your comments. To allow councilmembers time to digest your comments, please submit at least 24 hours prior to the meeting time.

You may also send emails to the entire City Council by emailing or emailing your Councilmember directly. Unsure of who your Councilmember is? Use the Councilmember locator found here.