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UPDATED: Public Comment Instructions For City Council's Virtual Meeting 5/19/20

PUBLIC COMMENT INSTRUCTIONS – MAY 19, 2020 BETHLEHEM CITY COUNCIL MEETING
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  • **NOTE:  The remote public comment procedures have changed since the last Council meeting.**
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  • PUBLIC COMMENT PHONE INSTRUCTIONS – BETHLEHEM CITY COUNCIL – MAY 19, 2020
    DUE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY, TOWN HALL ACCESS IS CURRENTLY RESTRICTED. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT AT THIS COUNCIL MEETING, PLEASE FOLLOW THE PHONE COMMENT INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. THE MEETING WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED ON YOUTUBE AT THE “CITY OF BETHLEHEM COUNCIL” YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRLFG5Y9Ui0jADKaRE1W3xw.
     
    EMAIL SIGNUP TO MAKE PUBLIC COMMENTS
    If you want to make public comments at the May 19, 2020 Council meeting, please email: cityclerk@bethlehem-pa.gov   the following information no later than Tuesday, May 19, 2020, by 2:00 PM: (a) full name; (b) street address; (c) phone number; and (d) topic.
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  • Close to the beginning of the meeting, the City Council President will announce that the public comment periods will begin. The first public comment period is reserved for subjects not being voted on at this Council meeting.
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  • The second public comment period is reserved for subjects being voted on at this Council meeting. At the start of the applicable comment period, the Council President will read the names of those signed up to speak during the applicable comment period. If you signed up to speak, the Council president will call you from (610) 997-7963 (“comment line”). As soon as you receive the call from the Council president, please turn off all speakers, televisions, or radios. At the start of your call, please state your name and address. If you signed up to speak, your name will appear in the YouTube chat bar to the right of your computer or device screen (if chat is enabled on your device).
     
    AFTER CALLING ALL THE SPEAKERS THAT SIGNED UP TO TALK, THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILL TAKE CALLS FROM ANYONE ELSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK. CALL THE COUNCIL COMMENT LINE (610) 997-7963 TO SPEAK
     
    **NOTES: Before you call the comment line, please turn off all speakers, computer speakers, televisions, or radios. At the start of your call, please state your name and address. If you call and the line is busy, please call back when the current speaker is finished. Calls to the comment line will only be accepted during the two public comment periods. A five (5) minute time limit applies to all public comments.**