If you’re quarantined in the time of Covid-19 and still want to give the City Council and other public servants a piece of your mind, you can do so via the City of San Antonio’s new eComment platform.
Visit the city’s council, boards and commissions meetings page and find the “eComment” link next to the applicable meeting. Once opened, create a profile or sign in, then leave a comment on any agenda item on the platform. For the City Council meeting on Thursday, there are already two comments from citizens railing against council members under the 2021 operating and capital budget agenda item.
“I hope that the new virtual participation options will increase participation in our City Council meetings,” City Manager Erik Walsh said in a press release.
You can also sign up to speak or request a live callback during the meeting and speak directly to the council members by phone.
You can also text “COMMENT” to 55000 for a link, or click here.
For now, the eComment option only applies to City Council’s primary meetings held Thursday mornings, the citizens to be heard session Wednesday evenings, the council’s Economic and Workforce Development Committee and the council’s Culture and Neighborhood Services Committee.
The city says it’s working on making eComment available for other city boards and commissions.