City Council Public Comment Update

Public Comment Update
City of Reading City Council Meeting
Under COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

Due to the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, the public is prohibited from attending the City Council’s COW and Regular Business meetings. Beginning June 6, 2020, those wishing to provide public comment period during the regular meetings can call the City Clerk’s Office by noon on the day of the regular meeting to register to provide their comment through a telephone call or through the virtual meeting app. Those who register will be admitted into the virtual meeting during the public comment period. Those who register must provide their name, address, phone number and email address when they register. Instructions to access the meeting will be provided when they register. Register by calling 610-655-6205.

Public comment for Regular Business meetings will also be accepted in writing by 5 pm on the day of the meeting through an email to The comment received in writing will be read into the record at the Regular Meeting.

During the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, the COW meetings and Regular Business meetings will be streamed on the City’s website at and broadcast on the BCTV MAC Channel 99. The Committee of the Whole (COW) will begin at 5 pm and the Regular Meetings will begin at the conclusion of the COW meeting, but no earlier than 5:30 pm.

The Council meeting agendas can be viewed at The agendas are posted at least 3 days in advance. For more information please call 610-655-6205 or email

Linda A. Kelleher CMC
City Clerk