City Council Speaker Sign-Up
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all City Council meetings and workshops will be held virtually using Zoom webinar technology until further notice.
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 still have the opportunity to address the City Council during the virtual meeting in the following ways:
- Submit a comment to be read into public record by a member of staff.
- Sign up to speak during the live meeting.
Individuals who sign up to speak during the live meeting by 5 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. Questions regarding online sign-up may be directed to the City Clerk’s office by calling (630) 305-5300.
Online sign-up opens once the agenda is published and closes at 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting, at which time no other speakers or comments will be accepted.
City Council Online Speaker Sign Up
Please use the following form to submit a comment or sign up to speak at the Dec. 1 City Council meeting.
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.
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.
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.