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Participating in Virtual Council and Committee Meetings

Below is information on how to participate in virtual council and committee meetings.

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

The public may observe and/or participate in City Council and Committee meetings in multiple ways.

  • You can watch meetings on KTOP Channel 10 on Xfinity or AT&T Channel 99 Government Access to locate KTOP Channel 10. You can also watch KTOP Live online at https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/ktop-tv10-program-schedule and click view.
  • You can view the meetings online by the meeting calendar at https://oakland.legistar.com/calendar.aspx by clicking “In Progress”.
  • There are two ways to join meetings via Zoom; by video (computer/smart device) or phone. See the agenda for details. If participating by video, you would click the link provided on the face of the agenda. For more technical information about joining a meeting, please visit - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193.
  • If participating by phone, you would dial in using one of the phone numbers on the face of the agenda. You would then enter the webinar ID number also provided on the face of the agenda.

Members of the public wishing to provide public comment during a meeting must submit a speaker card. Please see detailed instructions on the face of the agenda. 

ELECTRONIC SPEAKER CARDS/ECOMMENTS:
 

  • E-Comment: Go to City of Oakland - Calendar (legistar.com), click the e-comment hyperlink next to your preferred meeting and submit your comments. E-comments are delivered To Council Members. To allow councilmembers time to digest your comments, E-Comments must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting time.

     

  • ELECTRONIC SPEAKER CARD: To Submit An Electronic Speaker Card, Members Of The Public Must (1) Visit The City Of Oakland Meeting Request To Speak Up Website At: https://oakland.granicusideas.com/meetings (2) Select the specific 'upcoming' meeting you wish to participate in (3) Click On The 'Register To Speak' Button For Each Agenda Item(s) You Wish To Speak To Including Open Forum. Electronic Speaker Cards must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting time (effective June 10, 2024)

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

Here are some additional resources on how to participate in Council meetings via Zoom:

Instructions on how to join a meeting by video conference are available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

Instructions on how to join a meeting by phone are available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362663

Instructions on how to “Raise Your Hand” are available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205566129

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