Tune In, Turn On, and Speak Up!

Tune In, Turn On, and Speak Up!

Have you ever been to an Austin City Council Meeting? Want to get involved? Did you know you don’t need to travel downtown to watch, listen, or speak at a meeting? Check it out!

Austin City Council meetings are held every other week on Thursdays (except for summer and end-of-year holidays). Check the schedule of upcoming council meetings to stay up-to-date with the latest council agendas. And check this website’s ATXD6 Event Calendar for dates.

Time is set aside at 12noon at each meeting for General Citizen Communication, where up to 10 people may speak on the topic of their choosing. Speakers must register with the City Clerk’s office in advance. Note: Registration ends 14 days before the meeting.

For General Citizen Communication, you don’t have to come to City Hall. The Spicewood Springs Branch Library offers videoconferencing for remote participation. The same deadlines and registration apply. Visit the Library’s Videoconferencing page and remote Council participation Q&A page for more info.

Citizens may also sign up to speak on specific items that are on each agenda. This may only be done in person at the kiosks at City Hall. Sign up begins at 12noon on the Monday prior to the council meeting. Citizens may speak on more than one agenda item. Speaking time is restricted to three minutes unless someone donates time. For more info on citizen participation at council meetings visit the City Clerk’s page.

Citizens may attend an Austin City Council meeting in person simply to listen. Convenient Parking is located in the City Hall Parking Garage (entrance on Guadalupe). Parking validation is available in the City Hall lobby outside chambers during the meeting.

Local media outlets also broadcast Austin City Council Meetings live on a variety of platforms, making monitoring meetings remotely very easy:

  • Online at ATXN Live
  • On TV at:
    • AT&T U-Verse – Channel 99
    • Google – Channel 6
    • Grande Communications – Channel 6
    • Spectrum Cable – Channel 6

On the go? Tune into FM radio at: KAZI-88.7FM and KAZI.org.

Stay engaged with City Hall. For more information on Council meetings in general, check the City of Austin’s Council Meeting Information page. And for more info on Austin City Council, Council District maps, etc., click on the main Austin City Council page.