Here is a sample public comment template that you can use to speak. Simply make a copy of this document and add your own information. Remember: speak from your heart and use examples from your life.
You usually will have 2 or 3 minutes to provide your comment (they will let you know in advance). Every city has different ways of calling in, make sure you look up how to call in (via zoom, phone line or otherwise) to provide your comment.
For more tips on how to provide public comment
brochure by Contra Costa Climate Leaders (4CL)
Thank you for allowing me to speak. My name is
. I am from
I would like to draw your attention to the issue of:
[This is where you share the main issue you would like to talk about. Perhaps its including or prioritizing environmental justice policies or encorporating more green infrastructure policies]
[This is where you can tell your story. How does this issue affect you]
This effectively means that
The consequences of not fixing this problem include:
[This is where you can go into more detail about what is at stake if this issue is not included in the General Plan]
I am here today to ask you to do the right thing and
[insert ask here]
Thank you for your time and consideration of my request.