Public Comment at Council Meetings to include In-Person Option
Even through COVID Pandemic, Public Comment was Available by Telephone and Written Testimony
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and City Manager Peter Zanoni announce beginning June 8, 2021, citizens will be allowed to make public comment at City Council meetings in-person in addition to submitting written public comments or phone-in comments. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, public comment was allowed during City Council meetings by telephone and written testimony.
In order to maintain the safety of the public, staff, and the City Council, the following COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place at City Hall: temperature checks will be required when entering the building; facial masks will be required and must be worn in the council chambers to include when making a public comment at the podium; seating in the council chambers will be socially distanced of six feet between parties.
Citizens will still be able to submit written public comments and phone-in comments, per the instructions located on the City Secretary’s website: Covid-19 Public Comment / Input Procedures | City of Corpus Christi (cctexas.com).
The public has been able to view the City Council meetings live on the City’s social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube, and CCTV. Those viewing options will continue.