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How do I speak at a Council meeting about an item on the agenda?
“Request to Speak” forms are available at the back of Council Chambers for you to fill out completely and turn in to the City Clerk before the agenda item of interest has been presented. Speakers receive three minutes of time.

How do I speak at a Council meeting about a matter not on the agenda?
There are 2 ways to speak about a matter that is within the jurisdiction of the City but not on the agenda. Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.

  1. Advance written requests to speak to the City Council must be received in the City Manager’s office at least 7 days prior to the meeting.
  2. You may submit a “Request to Speak” form to the City Clerk prior to the start of Public Communication.


When and where are the City meetings held?
Joint meetings of the Oceanside City Council, Community Development Commission (CDC), and Harbor Board of Directors are typically held on two Wednesdays of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. For more information please click here 

How do I apply for City Commission/Committee/Board?
Serving on a committee, commission or board offers citizens a great opportunity to give something to the community. Click here for more information about the City’s advisory groups