Access to City Council Public Meetings

Use this page to gain access to Rochester City Council Public Meetings.

Rochester City Hall is located at 30 Church St. (map) Council Chambers is located in City Hall, Room 302-A and the Council Conference Room is located in City Hall, Room 208-A.  Please visit the Council's YouTube page here to view livestreams of past meetings.   

Links to relevant meeting information, including: attachments, where you can attend the meeting, and how to participate (if applicable) are below.  A list of public meetings held since April 2020 is available here>>.

  

Date      Time Meeting  Materials Location

Tuesday, August 9th 

5:30PM

Police Accountability Board Update

 

City Hall

30 Church Street, Room 208A

Rochester, New York 14614

Thursday, August 11th

3:00PM

Confirmation Hearing – RPD Chief 

 

**RESCHEDULED**

 

Committee Meetings


 

Council Chambers

30 Church Street, 302A

Rochester, New York 14614

Committee Meetings and Public Hearings are streamed on Facebook, YouTube, & City 12

4:00PM

Finance

4:05PM

Neighborhood & Business Development

4:15PM

Parks & Public Works

4:20PM

Public Safety

4:25PM

Recreation & Human Services

4:30PM

Committee of the Whole

5:00PM

Public Hearings

  • Agenda
 
 

5:15PM

Public Forum – Business Improvement District

 

**NEW**

Council Chambers

30 Church Street, 302A

Rochester, New York 14614

Monday, August 15th

3:30PM

Confirmation Hearing – RPD Chief 

 

Council Chambers

30 Church Street, 302A

Rochester, New York 14614

Tuesday, August 16th 

6:30PM

7:30PM

 Speak to Council 

Council Meeting 

 Council Meeting Agenda 

Council Chambers

30 Church Street, 302A

Rochester, New York 14614

 

City Council Meeting at 7:30PM is streamed on Facebook, YouTube, & City 12

Thursday, August 18th  

4:20PM

 Work Session  Cannabis & Arts Policy   


Location TBD*

Thursday, August 25th    

4:30PM

Work Session  NBD Quarterly Update  

Location TBD*

 

Instructions to Access and Participate in Public Meetings

Any meetings where City Council is taking action on items (i.e. voting on resolutions or ordinances) are streamed live on City 12 TV,  youtube.com/user/RochesterCityCouncil, and shared on facebook.com/RochesterCityCouncil.

 To participate in the Thursday, August 11th Public Hearings - City Council Chambers at 5:00PM:  Anyone wishing to participate may sign up ahead of time, or simply join in-person 

Attend in-person - the City Clerk will open the floor to comments at 5:00PM

  • Participants must include their first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and the Introductory Number they are commenting on
  • If you cannot attend in-person, you may share comments via email or mail. Please note, these comments will be shared with the Council but will not be read into the record during the Public Hearings
  • Email written comments directly to council@cityofrochester.gov  
  • Mail written comments directly to the City Council and Clerk's Office - Attn: August Public Hearings, Room 301A, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614  
  • Participants must include their first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and the Introductory Number they are commenting on

To participate in the Thursday, August 11th Public Forum on the Business Improvement District - City Council Chambers at 5:15PM  

  • Participants must include their first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and the Introductory Number they are commenting on
  • If you cannot attend in-person, you may share comments via email or mail. Please note, these comments will be shared with the Council but will not be read into the record during the Public Hearings
  • Speakers can sign up by calling 585-428-7538 or emailing council@cityofrochester.gov
  • Participants must include their first and last name, mailing address, and phone number

To participate in the Tuesday, August 16th Speak to Council - City Council Chambers at 6:30PMAnyone wishing to participate MUST sign up before 5:00PM on the day of the meeting 

  • Speak to Council is an opportunity for the public to address the Council directly. Speakers are welcome to address a topic Council is voting on that month, or may comment on any topic they are interested in. 
    • Speak to Council sessions are held directly before the City Council Meeting, beginning at 6:30PM. 
    • Speakers will have either two minutes or three minutes to speak at the session. 
      • If there are 20 or less speakers signed up to speak, each speaker will be allotted three minutes to speak. 
      • If there are more than 20 speakers signed up to speak, time is reduced to two minutes to speak. 
      • A staff member will time each speaker.
       
     
  • Speakers can sign up by calling 585-428-7538 or emailing council@cityofrochester.gov  
  • If you cannot participant in person, you may share comments via email or mail. Please note, these comments will be shared with the Council but will not be read into the record during Speak to Council.
  • Participants must include their first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and the Introductory Number they are commenting on. 

For more information, please call 585-428-7538 or 585-428-7421, or email council@cityofrochester.gov