Due to COVID-19 preventing residents and media from attending Wichita City Council meetings in person, the council has released guidelines to help the public engage virtually.
All meetings will be broadcast live on Cox cable channel 7, Wichita.gov and the city’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). The agenda is available at Wichita.gov.
Residents with a question or comment on agenda items may email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing their name, address and which agenda item they are speaking toward, followed by their comments. To ensure comments are included, all emails must be submitted by 8 a.m. on the Tuesday the meeting is held.
In lieu of reading written public comments live into the record during the council meeting, such comments shall be provided in writing to the mayor and each council member. All written comments shall be attached and made part of the official minutes of the public meeting by the city clerk.
Also, if residents wish to speak on an agenda item during the meeting, they can go to Century II, 225 W Douglas Street, where the city has prepared viewing rooms to accommodate social distancing and safety measures for residents to interact remotely with council. This is a temporary measure to allow better resident engagement and participation while city hall is closed.