Public comment for zoning changes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional protocols are in place to ensure healthy at work standards while still allowing for public comment. The meetings will be held via video teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency because it is not feasible to offer a primary physical location for the meeting. You may view the meeting on LexTV spectrum channel 185, Metronet channel 3, Windstream channels 3 and 20, or via live stream.

Residents may choose to make a public comment in one of two ways:

  1. Register to speak during a zoom meeting
  2. Submit a written comment to be entered into the official meeting record by emailing it to

Speakers must must register by 1 p.m. the day of the zone change hearing.

The registration link and listed process is for only zoning change hearings. 

Prepare for the hearing

  1. Set up your equipment.
    • Download the Zoom desktop app or on your cell phone via the app store.
    • Make sure your smartphone, tablet, computer or other device has speakers and a microphone.
  2. Use a headset with a microphone, if possible, to reduce background noise.
  3. If you wish to make a public comment you must register by 1 p.m. the day of the hearing.
  4. If you do not feel comfortable participating in a video teleconference meeting, written comments may be sent to They will be distributed to all councilmembers and added to the official record.
  5. Presentations that accompany public comment should be submitted by noon the day before the hearing. Submit the presentation to Chris Edwards via email