Salt Lake City

Council Statement on Updated Public Comment Policy

Contact: Whitney Gonzalez Fernandez
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Council Statement on Updated Public Comment Policy

SALT LAKE CITY, March 5, 2024 – Today, we updated the general public comment policy to preserve our ability to effectively conduct City business and maintain a safe and welcoming public forum for all constituents. Going forward, we will allot one hour for public comments on general topics not otherwise scheduled on the meeting agenda. Statutorily required public hearings—on land use or budget matters—will not be affected by this change.

We arrived at this solution during a public discussion where we weighed the very important policy goals we are charged with, including how we allocate resources amidst increasing demand for City services and ongoing population growth.

Anyone unable to address the Council during the general comment period may submit written comments in person, online, and via email and phone. Visit for contact information.

Learn more on the staff report.


About Salt Lake City:
Salt Lake City Corporation is the municipal government for Utah’s capital city. The Mayor is the chief executive and the City Council is the legislative body. Committed to providing outstanding public services, fostering community engagement, and promoting innovation, Salt Lake City Corporation is dedicated to creating a city that thrives and reflects the values of its diverse residents. For more information, visit

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The Salt Lake City Council is the seven-member legislative branch of Utah’s capital city. The Council sets Salt Lake City’s overall policy direction and allocates resources via the adoption of annual budgets and ordinances. The Council also serves as the Board of Directors for Salt Lake City’s Redevelopment Agency, the Local Building Authority, and the Board of Canvassers. For more information, visit

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