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Ways to speak at Council meetings

The public can speak during public hearings or during "Business from the Public" on the agenda. Business from the public is not scheduled for every Council meeting. Speakers will be limited to three minutes, unless extended by the Mayor.

Public hearings

If you want to provide testimony during public hearings you may:

  • Email written comments to the staff contact, listed in the agenda or public notice, including your name and subject of the public hearing, before noon on the day of the meeting.
  • Testify virtually during the public hearing by emailing the staff contact, listed in the agenda or public notice, before noon on the day of the meeting, with your name; phone number; and if you are speaking for, against, or neutral on the project/subject. The mayor will call upon those who have registered to speak.
  • Appear in person at the meeting and register to speak using the signup sheet on the table.

Business from the public

If you want to provide comments during business from the public you may:

  • Submit written comments and/or register to speak virtually before noon on the day of the meeting using the Business from the public button.
  • Appear in person at the meeting and register to speak.
  • Documents discussed at the meeting that are not in the agenda packet are archived in the record. Documents from staff are posted to the website after the meeting. Documents submitted by the public are available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Watch Council meetings live on the City's YouTube and Facebook pages

The City of Albany livestreams City Council work sessions and meetings to YouTube and Facebook. The livestream is available on the City's YouTube channel immediately following the broadcast and linked on this page by Friday following the meeting.


S=Summary, H=Staff Handouts, M=Approved Minutes
AgendaSHMA/V
November 28, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet Business from the public

   
November 9, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

 
November 7, 2022, Work Session (meeting canceled)

 Agenda Packet

n/an/an/an/a
October 26, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet
 Supplemental Agenda

n/a 
October 24, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

n/a 
October 12, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

October 10, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

September 28, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

September 26, 2022, Budget Committee Work Session (Budget Committee includes Council and seven lay members)

 Agenda Packet

 n/a 
September 14, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet
 Supplemental Agenda

September 12, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet
 Supplemental Agenda

August 24, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

n/a
August 22, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

n/a
August 10, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

August 8, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

n/a
August 8, 2022, Special Session with Planning Commission

 Agenda Packet

n/an/a 
July 27, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

n/a
July 25, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

n/a
July 13, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet
 Supplemental Agenda

July 11, 2022, Work Session (meeting canceled)

 Agenda Packet

n/an/an/an/a
June 22, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet
 Supplemental Agenda

June 20, 2022, Budget Committee Work Session (Budget Committee includes Council and seven lay members)

 Agenda Packet

n/an/a 
June 8, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet
 Supplemental Agenda

June 6, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

n/a
May 25, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet
 Supplemental Agenda

May 23, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

May 11, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

May 9, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

April 27, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

n/a
April 25, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

April 13, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

April 11, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

n/a
March 23, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

n/a
March 21, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

March 21, 2022, Special Session with Planning Commission

 Agenda Packet

n/an/a
March 9, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

n/a
March 7, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

February 23, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

n/a
February 21, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

n/an/a
February 9, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet

n/a
January 26, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet
 Supplemental Agenda

n/a
January 24, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

n/a
January 15, 2022, Special Session

 Agenda Packet

n/a
January 12, 2022, Meeting

 Agenda Packet
 Supplemental Agenda

n/a
January 10, 2022, Work Session

 Agenda Packet

Code of Conduct for virtual testimony:

  • Microphones should be muted and webcams should be turned off when joining. You will be admitted when it is your turn to speak.
  • If a virtual participant disrupts the meeting, their microphone and webcam will be turned off.
  • If disruption continues, the participant will be removed from the meeting.

Questions:

  • For questions on City Council business, contact your City Councilors.
  • For questions regarding City Council minutes or copies of minutes prior to 2003, contact the City Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • The summary documents below provide Resolution and Ordinance numbers that were passed by the City Council.

What are Regular Meetings?

The City Council generally holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 333 Broadalbin SW, Albany; but they may be held at another place if the Council designates.

Four members of the City Council other than the Mayor must be present for the City Council to take action on any item; called a quorum. The Mayor presides over the meeting, but only votes in the case of a tie vote of Council.

What are Work Sessions?

The City Council generally holds work sessions on Mondays preceding regular Council meeting on Wednesdays of the same week.

Council work sessions are designed to allow the Council to gain more in-depth knowledge of a particular subject and to have a chance to debate many of the pros and cons of an issue without coming to resolution or a decision on a matter.

Council work sessions are open to the public.

Upcoming Council meetings

City Council Work Session
Monday, November 28, 2022, 4:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

Planning Commission and City Council Joint Meeting
Monday, December 12, 2022, 5:30pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

Events & Public Meetings Calendar

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