City Council Moving to Hybrid In-Person/Online Meetings as of April 7
Members of the public can speak at April 7 meeting either in-person or via Zoom
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Starting on Wednesday, April 7, the Naperville City Council will hold its meetings using a hybrid in-person/virtual format. The public will be able to provide comment on an agenda item or in Public Forum at the April 7 Council meeting in-person in Council Chambers as well as virtually through Zoom or by phone.
In the new format, some City Council members will be present in Council Chambers at the Naperville Municipal Center, with other City Council members participating remotely via Zoom. Due to technology upgrades put into place, Council members participating via Zoom will be able to be seen on screens in the Council Chambers and can fully interact with their colleagues and members of the public in Council Chambers.
The hybrid format is being utilized to allow for in-person participation while remaining mindful of existing COVID-19 protocols and gathering limits. Currently, a maximum of 50 people will be permitted at any one time in Council Chambers, including Council members and City staff. Face coverings will be required at all times, and seats will be clearly marked to encourage social distancing. The podium where the public addresses the City Council will be sanitized in between each use.
The City will continue to use the online speaker sign-up form at www.naperville.il.us/speakersignup. All members of the public, whether they plan to speak in-person or through Zoom or by phone on April 7, will need to sign up to speak using this method. There will be no on-site speaker sign up. Online speaker sign-up opens once an agenda is published, typically the Wednesday prior to the meeting date, and closes at 4 p.m. on the day of a City Council meeting.
For more information, and to sign up to speak via the online form, visit www.naperville.il.us/speakersignup. To view government meetings and agendas, visit https://naperville.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.