City Council Speaker Sign-Up

How to Participate

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

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

The number of written comments and position statements received will be read after the title of the particular agenda item. All speakers, comments and names of those who submitted position statements will be shared with the City Council and posted in the City’s meeting management system by 4:30 p.m. the day of the meeting. 

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 Community Services Department by calling (630) 305-5300.

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 may require an accommodation to listen to or participate in the meeting should contact the Community Services Department at (630) 305-5300, by 5 p.m. the day of the meeting.