Roanoke citizens may participate in Jan. 19 City Council sessions by phone, email

Roanoke Valley News

File photo of Roanoke City Council with Djuna Osborne in attendance.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke City Council has made the decision to make temporary changes to their Tuesday meetings due to the recent increase and severity in COVID-19 cases in the City of Roanoke.

While Roanoke City Council Members will continue to meet in person in City Council Chambers, observing recommended safety protocols, the Council Chambers will not be accessible to the public during the meeting.

Those who wish to address the City Council during Hearing of Citizens Upon Public Matters at the 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 19 are required to participate virtually by phone via Zoom or via email at clerk@roanokeva.gov. Speakers will be allotted three minutes each.

To participate by Zoom, citizens must submit an online form.

  • When filling out the form, you must indicate the exact phone number that will be used to call into the Council meeting through Zoom. If the phone number listed does not match, you will not be allowed entry into the meeting. 
  • The form must be received by the City Clerk’s Office by noon on Tuesday. Each form is time-stamped when submitted. Those who submit forms after the deadline will not be allowed to speak at the meeting. 
  • If you have registered prior to the deadline and do not receive the Zoom call-in information for the meeting, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (540) 853-2541. 

When the form is received, the Clerk’s Office will share the Zoom dial-in information, allowing participants to dial in during the 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. session. You will be placed in the Zoom waiting room and admitted into the meeting by the meeting host. 

The meeting will still be broadcast live on RVTV Cox Channel 3 and on the City’s Facebook page.

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