City of Alexandria, VA
How to Participate in City Government Meetings
City Council Meetings
The Alexandria City Council welcomes public input on matters of concern to the community. To speak at a meeting of City Council, go to the docket for that meeting. If the meeting will include an opportunity for public comment, it will be noted near the top of the docket. All those wishing to speak at a meeting, must register in advance.
Register to Speak at a City Council Meeting
Planning Boards & Commissions
Find Out – Dockets for the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and the two Boards of Architectural Review give a description of the request and a link to the application, a full report outlining the proposal and recommended conditions of approval, and other related materials. Preliminary dockets, which are subject to change, are released about 1 to 2 months before the meeting date. Final dockets, which will include the staff report and related materials, are released about 1 to 2 weeks before the meeting.
Speak Up – Most requests before the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and the two Boards of Architectural Review are subject to public hearing. Anyone who wishes to speak at a public hearing must complete a speaker form. Speaker forms may be completed online before the hearing (available for Planning Commission only), in person at the hearing, or in the Planning & Zoning Office in City Hall. More information about participating in Planning Commission meetings is available on the Planning Commission Primer page.
Write In – Unable to speak at a hearing? Send your comments to the Boards and the Planning Commission be email.
Watch It – Meetings of the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and the two Boards of Architectural Review are broadcast live on the web. Archive video of previous meetings are also available.