City Council Speaker Sign-Up

April 26 City Council Workshop - Virtual Only

The April 26 City Council workshop will take place virtually using Zoom webinar technology. It will not be conducted in a hybrid format. 

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to create a Zoom account or download software to participate or listen to a Zoom meeting. Registered speakers and participants will receive instructions on how to access the meeting and may use the “join from your browser” link to access the meeting.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council is holding its meetings, as of April 7, 2021, using a hybrid in-person/virtual format. In this format, some City Council members are physically present in City Council Chambers at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., and some Council members are participating in the meeting via Zoom webinar technology. This hybrid format is being utilized to allow for in-person participation while remaining mindful of current COVID-19 gathering limits.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to create a Zoom account or download software to participate or listen to a Zoom meeting. Registered speakers and participants will receive instructions on how to access the meeting and may use the “join from your browser” link to access the meeting.

How to Participate

Members of the public will have the opportunity to address the City Council during hybrid meetings in the following ways:

  1. Submit a written comment.
  2. Sign up to speak during the live meeting either in-person in City Council Chambers or through Zoom. 
  3. Submit a position of support or opposition for a specific agenda item.

Individuals who sign up to speak during the live meeting by 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting will receive an email from the City Clerk’s office after the sign-up time ends with information about how to join the meeting.

The number of written comments and position statements received will be read after the title of the particular agenda item. All comments and names of those who submitted position statements will be compiled and posted with the meeting agenda at https://naperville.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

Online sign-up opens once the agenda is published and closes at 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting, at which time no other speakers or comments will be accepted. There will be no on-site speaker sign up. 

Questions regarding online sign-up may be directed to the City Clerk’s office by calling (630) 305-5300.

Speaking In-Person or Virtually During Hybrid Meetings

Individuals who wish to speak during an upcoming hybrid meeting must sign up by 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting and indicate if they will speak in-person in City Council Chambers at the Naperville Municipal Center or virtually via Zoom. Once signed up, individuals who wish to speak virtually will receive an email from the City Clerk’s Office after 4 p.m. with information about how to join the virtual meeting as participant via spoken audio through Zoom or by phone.

Those speaking in-person will be called during the agenda item they wish to speak on or in Public Forum. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed in Council Chambers, including requiring face coverings at all times, spaced seating to allow for social distancing, and sanitizing the speakers’ podium in between each use. Current limits allow 50 people in Council Chambers at one time, including City Council members, City staff, and members of the public. If these limits are exceeded, staff may ask members of the public to cycle in and out of Council Chambers to adhere to these limits. The meeting will be broadcast in the lobby of the Naperville Municipal Center to allow the proceedings to be viewed at all times. Due to new technology in Council Chambers, individuals will be able to address all members of the City Council at once when they speak, regardless of the Council members’ method of participating in the meeting.

City Council Online Speaker Sign Up

April 26 City Council Workshop Agenda

Please choose the agenda item you are here to represent (For the April 26 workshop, any topic other than the 2021 City Council orientation materials will be addressed during Public Forum):
Please select from the following options:
Acknowledgment

Virtual Citizen Participation Guidelines

Citizen participation rules are outlined in section 1-5-6-6: - CITIZEN PARTICIPATION of the Naperville Municipal Code.

The City Welcomes All Views and Opinions
All viewpoints are welcome, positive comments and constructive criticism are encouraged. Speakers must refrain from harassing or directing threats or personal attacks at Council members, staff, other speakers or members of the public. Comments made to intentionally disrupt the meeting may be managed as necessary to maintain appropriate decorum and allow for city business to be accomplished.

Time Limits
Speakers must limit their remarks to no more than three minutes. Petitioners may speak on an agenda item first and have up to 10 minutes, and are also granted a five-minute rebuttal once all other speakers have commented.

When Your Name is Called 
If you signed up to speak, staff will call your name at the appropriate time during the City Council meeting. Once your name is called you may identify yourself for the public record and then address remarks to the City Council as a whole. Speak clearly and try to limit remarks directly to the matter under discussion. Speakers are called in the order they sign up.

Groups are encouraged to select a person to speak on behalf of the group/organization. Groups of speakers are also encouraged to consolidate their comments and avoid repetition.

Any person that does not conform to the rules provided in the Municipal Code, or acts in a disorderly manner, so as to disrupt the ability of the City Council to efficiently conduct its meeting may be expelled from the chambers for the remainder of the meeting by the Mayor or a majority vote by the City Council.

Public Accomodation

Any individual who would prefer to listen to the meeting by telephone, to speak during the meeting by telephone, or who may require an accommodation to listen to or participate in the meeting, should contact the City Clerk at (630) 305-5300, by 5 p.m. the day of the meeting.