Virtual Meetings

As Illinois has transitioned into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, this meeting allows hybrid participation (both in-person and virtually utilizing Zoom meetings).  In-person attendance is limited.  Priority for in-person attendance will be given to those directly participating in an item appearing on the agenda.  past meetings are available on our youtube channel.

  1. City Council
  2. Plan Commission

City Council meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Columbia City Hall, 208 South Rapp Avenue.

The City of Columbia offers several options for the public to view and attend our virtual meetings. Anyone with a computer, smartphone or tablet and internet access is able to watch a live stream of public meetings. A phone-in audio only option is available for those without a computer, smartphone or tablet. Previous meetings are also available on demand on our YouTube channel.

To view virtual meetings check this page before the scheduled meeting. Buttons will appear at the top of this page allowing you to view on Facebook Live or YouTube Live. Please bookmark this page only, and refer to this page exclusively.

Written Comments

To submit a written comment prior to a virtual meeting to be read during the public comment portion of the meeting:

Pursuant to Resolution 2020-10, members of the public may address public bodies of the City by submitting comments to be read aloud during the public comment portion of a meeting. Comments must be received prior to the start of the virtual meeting, must be no more than 200 words in length and be free of abusive or obscene language.

Submit your comments electronically.

Direct Participation

To participate directly in a virtual meeting during the designated public comment portion of a meeting via telephone or virtual means:

Pursuant to Resolution 2020-10, members of the public must send a request to the City Clerk 5 hours before the commencement of the meeting.

  • Public participants will only be allowed to speak during the designated Public Input portion of the virtual meeting;
  • Public participants’ lines will be muted until they are recognized by the Chair;
  • Public participants must keep their comments to less than 3 minutes; and,
  • Abusive or obscene comments will be prohibited and grounds for the public participant to be removed from the virtual meeting.

Submit your direct participation request.