How to Participate in a Richmond City Council Meeting During COVID-19

How to Participate in a Richmond City Council Meeting During COVID-19

Here is where you can download the agenda for all Richmond City Council Meetings.

Public comment may be submitted to the Richmond City Council by paper mail, email and/or Zoom video conference in the manner that follows; provided that no member of the public may submit more than one verbal comment per agenda item.


Via paper mail received by 1:00p.m. the day of the meeting, sent to 450 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor, Office of the Clerk, Richmond, CA 94804.

Via email to [email protected] by 1:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

  • Emails MUST contain in the subject line 1) public comments – Open Session prior to Closed Session; 2) public comments – Open Forum; or 3) public comments agenda item #__ [include the agenda item number]. All such email will be posted on-line and emailed to the City Council before the meeting is called to order. The Clerk will prepare summaries of all such email and the summaries will be read into the record. No individual email will be read into the record, only the summaries. Due to the high volume of emails received, emails that do not contain the correct identifying information in the subject line may be overlooked and may not become part of the record. Email received after 1:00 p.m. will not be summarized nor read into the record. Email received after 1:00 p.m. will, however, be posted on-line following the meeting as part of the supplemental materials attached to the meeting minutes.

Using Zoom to join City Council Meeting by video conference or by phone.

  • Videoconference:  https://zoom.us/j/99312205643?pwd=MDdqNnRmS2k4ZkRTOWhlUldQOUF1Z z09  Passcode: ccmeeting
    • To comment by video conference, click on the "Participants" button at the bottom of your screen and select the “Raise Your Hand” button to request to speak when Public Comment is being asked for. Speakers will be called upon in the order they select the “Raise Your Hand” feature. When called upon, you will be unmuted. After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted.
    • The clerk will announce the item number and ask individuals who would like to address the Council to raise their hand. After the clerk reads the item into the record, the request to speak period on the item will be closed
  • Or Telephone: 1-669-900-6833 Webinar ID: 993 1220 5643
  • Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,99312205643# 
    • To comment by phone, you will be prompted to “Raise Your Hand” by pressing “*9” to request to speak when Public Comment is asked for. When called upon, you will be unmuted. After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted.
    • The clerk will announce the item number and ask individuals who would like to address the Council to raise their hand. After the clerk reads the item into the record, the request to speak period on the item will be closed