Public Comment

For about 90 years, residents had no regular opportunity to comment during Cleveland City Council’s weekly meetings, where members vote on legislation. That changed in 2021 after a coalition of residents from neighborhoods across the city organized to demand space to speak their minds. Council changed its rules creating 30-minute public comment period during where residents can sign up to talk for three minutes.

Downtown resident Lady Palmer’s comments on stolen Kia give ‘peace of mind’: Beyond the Comment

Public commenters don’t often show up at City Council meetings just to thank public officials for their support. But for Downtown Cleveland resident Lady Palmer, singing the praises of those who’ve helped her is how she shows her appreciation.  Palmer first spoke to Cleveland City Council last year about safety and parking issues at her building.…