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Posted on: November 4, 2020

How to Submit Public Comment In Person or Remotely

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The Suffolk County Legislature is resuming in-person public attendance and in-person public comment for legislative meetings.

Safety Protocols for In-Person Attendance: In accordance with county and state COVID-19 safety protocols, members of the public who wish to enter the legislature building will undergo temperature checks. Visitors who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and who are willing to provide proof of vaccination, if requested, will not be required to wear a mask while inside the building. Those who are not vaccinated or who do not wish to disclose their vaccination status will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the building. Inside the legislature auditorium, there will be designated seating areas for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

Remote testimony options, including Zoom and voicemail, continue to be offered as well.

To weigh in on resolutions and issues being considered by legislators, please choose from the following options to submit your testimony:

Providing Public Comment for the June 14th – June 17th, 2021 Committee Meetings of the Suffolk County Legislature:

Attend in Person: Attend a meeting at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building and speak at the beginning of any committee meeting during its public portion.

Speak via Zoom: Speak over Zoom at the beginning of any committee meeting during its public portion. Sign up at www.scnylegislature.us/CommitteePublicPortion.

Record Testimony Over the Phone: Parties can call (631) 853-3685 and leave a three-minute message about topics of concern and specific resolutions being considered by lawmakers. Residents should include their name as well as whether they are addressing a specific committee or speaking about a specific resolution.

Send Testimony By Email: Comments may be submitted in writing by emailing Clerk.Legislature@suffolkcountyny.gov.

Send Testimony by Regular Mail: Comments may be mailed to the attention of the Clerk’s Office at the Suffolk County Legislature, P.O. Box 6100, Hauppauge, NY 11788.

Providing Public Comment for the June 22nd, 2021 General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature:

Attend in Person: Attend the General Meeting at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building. Members of the public may speak during the 4:00pm public portion or the 6:30pm public hearings.

Zoom for the 4:00PM Public Portion: Members of the public can address legislators on any topic of concern or specific legislation at 4:00PM through Zoom. Sign up to receive the meeting invitation by filling out the online form at www.scnylegislature.us/publicportion.

Zoom for a 6:30PM Public Hearing: Members of the public can speak on a particular resolution in public hearing at 6:30PM through Zoom. Sign up to receive the meeting invitation by filling out the online form at www.scnylegislature.us/publichearing.

Record Testimony Over the Phone: Parties can call (631) 853-3685 and leave a three-minute message about topics of concern and specific resolutions being considered by lawmakers. Residents should include their name as well as whether they are speaking about a specific resolution.

Send Testimony By Email: Comments may be submitted in writing by emailing Clerk.Legislature@suffolkcountyny.gov.

Send Testimony by Regular Mail: Comments may be mailed to the attention of the Clerk’s Office at the Suffolk County Legislature, P.O. Box 6100, Hauppauge, NY 11788.

All meetings will be livestreamed at www.scnylegislature.us. Questions about how to participate or submit testimony should be directed to the Suffolk County Legislature Clerk’s office at 631-853-6351.

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