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How to speak during a City of San Diego public meeting

Submitted by Oren on Sun, 07/15/2018 - 18:43
A request to speak form from the City of San Diego. How to speak during a San Diego public meeting.

Everyone has the right to speak at a City of San Diego public meeting, on any topic that interests the city. You may request an interpreter.

In general, people may speak for two minutes. If attendance is high, it may be one minute.


  1. Find a white speaker slip, and choose either "IN FAVOR" or "OPPOSE"
  2. Choose a topic
    If your topic is on the agenda, write the number of the item on the "Agenda Item Number" line.
    Otherwise, write "N/A"
  3. Write your name
    Write your first name on the "Name" line.
  4. Give the speaker slip to the clerk at the front of the room.
  5. Wait for your name to be called, then approach the microphone to speak.

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