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How Do I Register at a Meeting?

You may fill out a registration statement at the Common Council meeting starting at 6:00 p.m. Registration statements are expressly meant for those individuals attending the Common Council meeting.

Early Public Comment: Following the public hearing portion of the Common Council meeting, persons who have reasons to leave the Council meeting early, due to health, scheduling issues or child-care needs, may speak to any agenda item at that time. The Council can pose questions to early speakers. (Ordinance creating Early Public Comment was adopted on 9/17/07 - Legislative File No. 06832)

If you are unable to attend the Common Council meeting there are a variety of ways to express your views on legislation. Please provide your comments by 3:00 p.m. the day of the Common Council meeting. After 3:30 p.m. Council staff cannot guarantee that your comments will be provided to the Common Council before the start of the meeting.

To see a list of meeting dates, go to: Meeting Calendar

  1. Email or call your Common Council member.
    If you are not sure who your alderperson is, you can do one of the following:
  2. Email the Common Council using the online contact form.
  3. Call the Common Council Office at (608) 266-4071 to leave a message for the entire Common Council. Council staff will compile and forward messages to the Common Council members.
  4. Provide written comments. Please provide 20 copies of your written comments. Comments can be mailed to or dropped off at:
    Common Council Office
    c/o Lisa Veldran, Administrative Assistant
    210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Room 417
    Madison, WI 53703

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