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The City Clerk is responsible for preparing and distributing City Council Agendas and Action Agendas along with their associated backup material. She also serves as the custodian of all official city records and services City Council’s boards and commissions. The city clerk attends all City Council meetings and provides for meeting minutes.

Notice:  Due to the locally declared State of Emergency and Stay Safe, Stay Home order, there will be no public attendance at City Council meetings.

While we are Staying Safer at Home, City Council wants you to still have the opportunity to participate in the decisions of your government.  There are 3 options for providing public comment.

Voicemail

All voicemail public comment must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, May 25, by calling our Toll Free Public Input Line at 855-925-2801 Meeting Code: 8914. Before commenting, please state your name, City of residence and the item you are commenting on (Examples: Consent Agenda Item A, Public Hearing Item B, Open Public Comment).

 Calls will be played during the Council meeting in the order received and alternated with Live Call In comments for up to an hour for each agenda item. All comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person per item.  Additionally, all comments must conform to City Council rules of decorum.  Those comments that do not may be excluded. 

Live Call In

Public comment will also be taken from a live speaker queue. For this option, community members should listen to the meeting by phone by calling 855-925-2801 Meeting Code: 8914. Your phone will be muted and you will hear the meeting live. At this point callers will hear, “for more options please press *.” Pressing * will allow callers to continue to listen live, leave a comment as a message or join a speaker queue. Callers should only join the speaker queue during the time the agenda item on which they would like to speak is being discussed.

 Calls will be played during the Council meeting in the order received and alternated with voicemails left prior to the meeting for up to an hour for each agenda item. All comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person per item.  Additionally, all comments must conform to City Council rules of decorum.  Those comments that do not may be muted. 

 Email

Comments can also be submitted by emailing AshevilleCityCouncilMay262020@PublicInput.com. For the public hearing items, emails will be accepted for up to 24 hours after the close of each public hearing. City Council will receive the emailed comments electronically and the comments will be posted, but they will not be read during the Council meeting.

 HOW TO FOLLOW THE LIVE MEETING

  • Call toll-free to listen to the meeting on your phone: Call 855-925-2801 Meeting Code: 8914. Your phone will be muted but you will be able to hear what is happening in the meeting.
  • Watch the stream through the City of Asheville Public Engagement Hub at https://www.publicinput.com/hub/88
  • Watch on Charter Cable channel 193 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99

If you are watching the meeting through your television or the live stream while you are listening to the meeting by phone, please be sure to turn down the volume on your television or computer. Please also be aware there is a broadcast delay of 4-10 seconds. Television has the least delay at about 4 seconds.or the Council meeting and www.publicinput.com/AvlBudgetBriefMay122020 for the Budget Work session.

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We’re Working for You!

 

All departments within the City of Asheville are operating.  The City Clerk’s Office is currently working remotely; however, we are still available for your questions and concerns.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

This is an evolving situation. Our partners in Buncombe County are a great resource for the latest information on our community’s COVID-19 response.  To receive emergency texts directly from Buncombe County for breaking health and safety news text BCALERT on your smartphone to 888-777. Sign up for AVL Alerts online for information from the City of Asheville.

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Contact Information

 

Contact Maggie Burleson at mburleson@ashevillenc.gov or 828-259-5601 to be added to the email distribution list to receive City Council agendas and City Council related notifications.

 


 

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