Mayor Guajardo Reinstates Telephonic Public Comment

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo implemented changes to create a healthier and safer environment within the Council Chambers.

Beginning today, August 24, 2021, Mayor Paulette Guajardo will reinstate telephonic public comments on agenda items. This is in addition to being able to attend meetings in person, provide public comment in person, and submit written comments. Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases and to slow the spread of the virus, the Mayor has reinstated the use of taking phone calls for the public comment portion of the City Council meeting to allow more opportunities for public engagement.

“I want to provide every opportunity for residents to safely provide public comment at City Council meetings. I invite and encourage public participation,” said Mayor Guajardo.

To be a part of telephonic public comment, individuals must complete and electronically submit a ‘Request For Call Back Form” no later than five minutes after the City Council meeting begins (meetings begin at 11:30 AM). This form can be found at www.cctexas.com on the City Secretary page. Comments may be made on any City topic or specified item on the agenda. Each caller will have the allotted time of three minutes for their public comment.

Changes became effective at today’s City Council Meeting. Residents may continue to attend meetings in person, provide public comment in person and submit written comments via the online Pubic Comment/Input Form which can be found at www.cctexas.com on the City Secretary page.