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Oakland City Council
The Oakland City Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Committee meetings are held every second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. To view council and committee meeting agendas, minutes, and video click here.
Councilmember McElhaney serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Public Safety
- Committee on Community and Economic Development
- Committee on Life Enrichment
Attend and Speak at a Council Meeting
- By 6 pm for items agendized from 6 to 7 pm. Before 8 pm and/or prior to the item being called for discussion for items scheduled for 7 pm and later. Speaker's Cards will not be accepted after 8 pm on the day of the meeting. Generally, speakers will have at least one (1) minute to speak.
Speaking at Open Forum
- There will be a 15-minute Open Forum at the beginning of the 6 pm portion of the City Council meeting. If all Speakers are not heard within the 15-minute time frame, Open Forum will be continued at the end of the 7 pm portion of the meeting.
- Submit a Speaker's Card to the City Clerk by 6 pm.
- Generally, speakers will have at least one (1) minute to speak.
- If everyone who submitted a speaker card is not heard within the 15-minute period, they may speak at the end of the 7 pm portion of the agenda.
- Groups who are supporting or opposing issues before the Council are urged to select one spokesperson.
- Issues not noticed on the Agenda should be addressed under the "Open Forum" section of the Agenda. However, no action can be taken by the Council on items not noticed on the Agenda.
- When the speaker's name is called, the speaker should use the public microphone, announce his/her name, organization represented (if any) and his/her position in favor or against; then proceed with remarks.
- Speakers should limit remarks to the designated time limit as determined by the Chair.
- Speakers are cautioned that only topics specifically related to the Oakland Redevelopment Agency will be heard under Oakland Redevelopment Agency "Open Forum."
- Speaker's cards become a part of the Public Record. In accordance with the Public Records Act, any information you provide on this form is available to the public. Addresses and telephone numbers are optional information.