Each week, the City of San Jose’s committees, boards, and councils host various meetings to discuss the current goings-on. Most of these meetings are open for public comment — here’s how you can get involved.
👀 Watching meetings
Currently, the city is conducting boards and commission meetings virtually. However, City Council meetings are held both in-person and virtually via Zoom.
San Joseans are also welcome to attend City Council meetings held in-person.
🗣️ Participating in meetings
Submit written public comments before the meeting through this portal by clicking a specific meeting’s “eComment” link, if available. You can also send an email to the city clerk with comments — emails must be sent by 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting.
Bonus: If you didn’t submit your thoughts quickly enough, you can still make comments during City Council meetings by sending an email with the Agenda Item Number in the subject line. Your comment won’t be read aloud, but will be recorded.
If you’d like to provide spoken comments and are tuning in virtually, click “raise hand” in Zoom meetings. You’ll be notified right before you get the chance to speak.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t sweat it — most meetings’ specific agendas outline how you can join in + make your voice heard.
🗓️ Upcoming meetings
- Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee | Monday, Sept. 25 | 6:15 p.m. | Agenda
- City Council | Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 1:30 p.m. | Agenda
- Planning Commission | Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Agenda
- Neighborhood Services and Education Committee | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 1:30 p.m. | Agenda not currently available