How can I address the Town Council?

Members of the public are invited to address the Town Council at Town Council meetings, held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

Public Comments During Teleconference Meetings Due to COVID-19

Due to the Governor’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20, which suspend certain requirements of the Brown Act, and pursuant to the orders by the Health Officer of the County of Contra Costa regarding COVID-19, the Town offices are closed to the public and meetings are not physically open to the public. All meetings are being held by Zoom teleconference platforms.

Members of the public may provide public comment by sending comments to the Clerk via email at  Comments received before 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be provided in their entirety to the Council prior to the meeting and will be a part of the record but will not be read verbally at the meeting.  

How to follow or participate during the meeting:

To maximize public safety while still maintaining transparency and public access, members of the public may observe the meeting by accessing it through:

Members of the public may also participate by providing public comment during the meeting by joining the Zoom webinar.  You will need to download the Zoom app to your phone or computer.  Each meeting is assigned its own separate webinar address and instructions for joining each meeting webinar can be found on the first page of the meeting Agenda:  

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the meeting Agenda date; 
  3. Once the Agenda opens, click on the Zoom webinar link or dial in by telephone with the number listed on the first page of the Agenda; 
  4. Follow the prompts and enter the Webinar ID listed on the Agenda.  

How to Address Town Council During In-Person Meetings

  1. Please fill out a Speaker Card (available at the Town Council meeting) and submit it to the Town Clerk. Do this before the meeting or before the item is heard. This will ensure that your name is called for the item(s) that you wish to address, and will help ensure the meeting runs smoothly for all participants.
  2. When the Council reaches your item on the agenda, the Mayor will open the public comment and call your name. Please address the Council from the podium. Speakers are allowed 3 minutes to address the Town Council, although the amount of time allotted may vary at the Mayor’s discretion, depending on the number of speakers or the length of the agenda. Speakers may not allocate the time to another individual.
  3. If you wish to discuss an item that does not appear on the Town Council agenda you may address the Town Council during the “Public Comment” portion of the agenda. Please follow the same procedure for submitting Speaker Cards. Please note the Town Council is unable to discuss or take action on issues presented during Public Comment. According to State Law (The Brown Act-Government Code Section 54954.2), items must first be noticed on the agenda before any discussion or action. The Town Council may refer your issue to staff for attention, or have a matter placed on a future agenda for a more comprehensive action or report.

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1. How do I contact the Mayor or a member of the Town Council?
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3. How can I address the Town Council?
4. How do I watch live streaming of the Town Council meetings?
5. How do I get a copy of a Town Council staff report?
6. How do I request a copy of a public record?
7. How can I get on the mailing list to receive Town Council, Planning Commission, or any other commission agendas?
8. How do I contact the Town Manager?
9. When is the next election?
10. Where is my polling place?
11. How do I get a copy of the municipal code?
12. How do I get a proclamation on an agenda?
13. How do I report an issue with Town Services?
14. Does your office issue marriage licenses?
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