All members of the public are encouraged and invited to participate in the legislative process. The public may participate in legislative meetings in a variety of methods including the submission of comments or speaking in person at the scheduled meeting.
At the Meeting
At a meeting of the City Council, a Standing Committee of the City Council, City Council appointed Board or Commission you may address/speak to the legislative body during the meeting by submitting an appropriately completed speaker slip found at the back of the chamber. Completed forms should be provided to the Assistant City Clerk. You are called to speak at the time your item of interest is discussed. You may also submit written material to the Assistant City Clerk who will disperse it to the members at the appropriate time. All submitted material becomes part of the official record.
Welcome to Your City Council Meeting
As outlined in Sacramento City Code section 2.15 (Lobbyist Registration and Reporting), you may be required to register your lobbying activities with the City of Sacramento. The purpose of the Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Code is two-fold: 1) To ensure the public has full knowledge of who is attempting to influence the decisions that affect City policy; and 2) To ensure that elected City officials are informed of what interests each lobbyist represents.
If you are a lobbyist planning to do business with the City of Sacramento, the first step is to determine if you qualify under City Code, and whether you are required to register with the City Clerk's Office. This information is intended as a practical guide only. If you have questions about the law and how it applies to you, please refer to the complete text contained in City Code section 2.15. For more information on Lobbyist participation see our Lobbyist webpage.
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