Release Date: January 28,2021

Akron City Council’s Public Comment Voicemail

January 28, 2021, Akron, Ohio — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Akron City Council continues to hold virtual meetings, which are livestreamed on Council’s YouTube channel. To ensure open access and opportunity for public engagement, Akron City Council has established a voicemail line where members of the public wishing to participate in the public comment period may leave a voice recording. The voicemail is accessible by dialing 330-375-2566. In accordance with longstanding Council Rules, speakers are provided three minutes to address Council. Remarks should be kept respectful and germane to Council business. Any remarks containing profanity or breaching decorum will not be transmitted during the public comment period. The previous public comment email will be retired effective Monday, February 8, 2021.

“We want to hear from our residents about the issues that matter to them and how Council can best serve their needs. Traditionally, members of the public would come to Council meetings on Monday nights and share their comments in person. Since that is not possible during this pandemic, the voicemail option is the best alternative. This gives residents an opportunity to still speak to Council in their own voice.” said President Sommerville.

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