Joining a Hybrid Meeting
How to Watch Meetings
You can attend a City Council meeting either in person at the Civic Center, virtually by joining that meeting's Zoom meeting, or by watching the meeting livestream on our YouTube channel. Meeting recordings are also posted on our website.
New Hybrid Meeting Model
City Council hosted its first hybrid business meeting in May 2022. In the hybrid meeting format, Councilmembers and City staff generally meet in person at the Shelton Civic Center, located at 525 West Cota Street. Meetings can also be accessed remotely through Zoom.
Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings either in-person or remotely. Public comments will be accepted from both in-person and virtual participants.
To find specific meeting Zoom information, check our meeting calendar or the Council's Agendas & Packets page.
How to Provide Public Comment
Note: Public comments are accepted at Council business meetings, generally held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Public comments are generally not accepted during study sessions, which are currently held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
All public comments are limited to 3 minutes.
Public comments can be submitted:
Before 5 p.m. on the day of a meeting,
- In-Person: If attending a meeting in-person, please sign-in on the public comment sign-in sheet and keep an instruction card. If you'd like to comment on a specific business or action item, please list the item number when you sign in. You will be called by the City Clerk when it is your turn to comment.
- Virtual: If attending a meeting virtually, please use the "Raise Hand" Zoom feature to notify the City Clerk that you'd like to comment. The City Clerk will prompt you when it is your turn to comment.
- Virtual (By Phone): Zoom allows users to dial directly into a meeting by phone. If you'd like to make a public comment using this method, please press *6 to mute/unmute your phone's microphone, and *9 to raise/lower your hand.
- When called, approach the podium and state your name and if you are a resident of the City.
- Speakers shall remain at the podium to make comments and not approach the Council or Staff without the express invitation of the Mayor.
- Any related documents, printed comments, or materials the speaker would like distributed to the Council or Staff shall be delivered to the City Clerk in sufficient amounts (7 copies) at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
- Remarks must be kept to no more than 3 minutes.
- The Council may direct the City Manager to follow up on any items that arise during public comment, as appropriate.
- The Council will not allow complaints against an individual staff member or councilmember. Any person making personal, impertinent, or slanderous remarks who creates an unreasonable disruption while addressing the Council shall be directed to cease by the Mayor.