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Last updated July 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

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Information About Giving City Council Testimony

Members of the public can sign up to testify at virtual public hearings via Zoom Web and/or via Phone at least 24 hours in advance of hearing. Written testimony may be submitted up to 72 hours after the hearing has been adjourned.

For questions about accessibility or to request additional accommodations please contact EEO Officer at [email protected] or call (212) 788-6936 at least three (3) business days before the hearing.

If you need non-English language interpretation, please email [email protected], at least five (5) business days before the hearing. Please include the following information in your email:

  • Name and date of the hearing
  • Your full name, telephone number, and email address

For all other questions about hearings, email [email protected].

Check out this template to give testimony from Nonprofit NY.

 

How to Register to Give City Council Testimony

 Screenshot from City Council website: Stating required field with three options; I want to testify at zoom meeting via web, I want to testify at zoom meeting via phone, I only want to submit online testimony

  • A contact information form will appear including options to select which hearing you plan to testify at, subject of the hearing and whether you are representing an organization or yourself. 

 

Screen shot from City Council website asking for Full Name, Your Email, Phone Number, Select a Hearing, Subject of Testimony and Organization

  • Uploading written testimony. You do not have to upload written testimony to register. You can leave this blank. You can upload written testimony at a later time (up to 72 hours after the hearing. Only DOC, DOCX or PDF Files are accepted. 

 

Screen shot from City Council website stating upload your testimony with a choose file button

  • Hit Send Button to Submit 

 

Screen shot from City Council website of blue button stating Send

 

 

How City Council Reviews Testimony

  • The Council meticulously reviews all oral and written testimony and often reviews the hearing video. 
  • Testimony is also public and can be reviewed by anyone for any hearing.
  • For future reference, if you search on the hearing site (https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/Calendar.aspx), you can choose a committee by choosing "Committee on Cultural Affairs (...)" from the drop down box in the upper-middle part of the page.

 

Screenshot from The New York City Council hearing website. The website has a light blue banner that says a??The New York City Councila?? at the top and a white background. The website is open to the a??Calendara?? tab, and the a??List Viewa?? tab within it. In the upper center of the page, a black circle surrounds a drop down menu that says a??Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and In(...)a??

  • You'll find a list of dates and topics pop up. If you click on blue text that says "Meeting Details" for a specific date, such as 4/20, it'll bring you to the hearing materials. Sometimes you need to click on a link with a code that will look like T2020 [and has 4 digits] to get to the final hearing page, but there you'll find links (in blue, in the middle of the page) leading to the committee report, testimony, transcript and video from each hearing.  

 

Screenshot from The New York City Council hearing website. The website has a light blue banner that says a??The New York City Councila?? at the top and a white background. The website is open to the a??Legislationa?? tab, and the a??Detailsa?? tab within it. In the lower middle of the page, a black circle surrounds a set of blue links labeled a??Attachments.a?? The blue links are numbered 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Testimony (Cona??t), 3. Hearing Testimony (Cona??t), and 4. Hearing Transcripta??

 

 

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