Choose how you want to submit online
There are three different ways that you can submit your testimony online. You can send an email, record and submit a video, or complete our online form.
Send us your email
You can email public testimony on any issue before the City Council. Include the committee you want to address, along with the topic of discussion. You can also include the docket number for the item if you have it.
You can reach all City Councilors at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send your email to a specific councilor. You can find their contact information in their profiles.
Record and upload a video
Record a two-minute video of your testimony regarding the docket or subject matter at hand. If you have an account, it may be easier to upload to Youtube and provide the Committee a link of your testimony.
After you finish recording your video, complete our form to submit your video for an upcoming hearing:
Or submit your comments to our online form
Create a document with your comments. Please save your comments as a Microsoft document (Powerpoint, Word, Excel) or a PDF. On your document, be sure to include:
- the Committee Name
- Docket Number
- the date, and
- your name, email, and affiliation.
Complete our online form and upload your document for review:
Check the City Council schedule
Before you visit Boston City Hall, view the upcoming City Council schedule to find the date and time of the hearing you want to attend. Any member of the public can testify at a hearing.
Go to Boston City Hall
We hold hearings in the Iannella Chamber on the fifth floor of Boston City Hall:
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
Want to talk to a councilor?
You can also meet with a councilor or their staff at City Hall. All City Council offices are on the fifth floor. Offices are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please call or email the councilor’s office ahead of time to set up an appointment.
Prepare your letter
You can mail public testimony on any issue before the City Council.
In your letter, include the committee you want to address, along with the topic of discussion. You can also include the docket number for the item if you have it.
Mail your letter
You can mail your letter to a specific councilor or committee. Here’s a sample of how to address your letter:
Boston City Council
1 City Hall Square, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02201
ATTN: [Committee name], [Docket number or issue]
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