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Meeting Instructions for Citizen Comment
Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend in person meetings. If attendance in person is not possible, citizens are invited to engage and participate in meetings of certain groups by submitting comments through one of the means below. Not all boards, committees or commissions have public comment periods or accept comments through these methods.
Where noted meetings will be broadcast live on Cox Channel 48 and on the County’s meeting portal.
PLEASE NOTE: Comments that are submitted anonymously or with fictitious names will not be accepted. Comments are limited to one submission per person, per comment period. In the case of multiple submissions for the same comment period, only the last submission will be read/played.
“Form letters,” consisting of communications which are verbatim duplicates (other than the identifying information of the author/submitter) of one or more other communications received by the County pertaining to the matter to be considered at the public hearing or public comment period, shall be read only once per letter, along with the list of persons submitting the same comments pursuant to such “form letter.”
Comments submitted through these methods must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting or public hearing:
Submitting Comments Online
To submit comments online, complete the Citizen Comment Submission form. Please follow the instructions on the form to indicate the meeting or public hearing on which you want to comment. Comments submitted via this method will be read aloud during the appropriate comment or public hearing period up to the time limit set by the Chair.
Submitting Comments by US Mail
To submit comments via US Mail, send to: County Administration ATTN: Citizen/Public Hearing Comment, 6489 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061. Any mailed comments must include your name, your magisterial district, and the meeting and item you are commenting on clearly printed at the top. Comments submitted via this method will be read aloud during the appropriate comment or public hearing period up to the time limit set by the Chair.
Submitting Comments by Phone
Call 804-824-2760 and listen to the recorded menu. Instructions will be provided on selections to make in order to leave a recorded comment. Comments submitted via this method will be played during the appropriate comment or public hearing period up to the set time limit of 3 minutes.
Comments for School Board meetings are handled via an alternate method set by the School Board:
Submitting Comments for School Board meetings
Comments for School Board meetings may be made at the meeting or by calling (804) 693-5842 beginning the Friday prior to each monthly meeting at 5 p.m. and ending the Monday prior to the meeting at 8 p.m. (Schedules may vary for work sessions but are listed on the agenda when published.) For questions contact 804-693-1425.