City Council Speaker Sign-Up

Online Speaker Sign Up

Online speaker sign up is currently closed.

City staff has been working on virtual solutions for government meetings during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. More information about the next meeting will be announced when the agenda is published, typically the Wednesday before the meeting takes place. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all City Council meetings 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:

  1. Submit a comment to be read into public record by a member of staff.
  2. Submit a one-word statement of support or opposition of a specific topic or agenda item to be read into public record by a member of staff.
  3. Sign up to provide live public comment during the meeting.

Comments and positions submitted online will be read into the public record and become part of the meeting minutes.

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 will open once the agenda is published and will close at 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting, at which time no other speakers or comments will be accepted.

Citizen Participation Guidelines

The citizen participation guidelines are outline in 1-5-6-6: - CITIZEN PARTICIPATION of the Naperville Municipal Code.

All viewpoints and opinions are welcome, positive comments and constructive criticism are encouraged. Speakers must refrain from harassing or directing threats or personal attacks at memebrs of the Council, 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. 

If you signed up to speak, staff will call your name at the appropriate time during the 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. 

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