How to Testify at a Planning Commission Meeting
To testify at a Planning Commission hearing, you will be asked to complete a speaker identification sheet at the hearing. If you are speaking regarding an item on the agenda, you will be called after city staff and the applicant make their presentations. Public testimony is usually limited to 5 minutes per person. Time may be shortened or extended at the discretion of the chairperson. If you believe you need more time for your testimony, you may ask the Planning Commission Chairperson to grant you more time. If you are with a group of people that are interested in speaking on a project, it is advisable that the group designate a speaker to represent the group. The designated speaker should identify himself or herself as the representative for the group.
If you are unable to attend a Planning Commission meeting but interested in providing comments, you may send written comments to the Planning Division prior to the hearing date and the comments will be distributed to the commissioners to become part of the hearing record.