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Upcoming Public Hearings
Provide your feedback directly to the City on the following public hearings. Check back often updates.
|Public Body||Meeting||Agenda||Item #||Public Hearing|
|City Council||July 27
|Agenda||O-2021-23||Ordinance to amend Ch. 14 of the City Code pertaining to special event permits|
|City Council||July 27||Agenda||O-2021-25||Ordinance to approve non-exclusive franchise agreement between the City and new Cingular Wireless|
|City Council||July 27||Agenda||O-2021-26||Ordinance to approve non-exclusive franchise agreement between the City and Teleport Communications America|
|City Council||July 27||Agenda||O-2021-27||Ordinance to amend Zoning Ordinance pertaining to conditional uses in the commercial industrial district (towing yard)|
|City Council||July 27||Agenda||O-2021-28||Ordinance to vacate an existing water line easement at Shenandoah University|
|City Council||July 27||Agenda||O-2021-30||Ordinance to amend Ch. 11 of City Code to implement changes to refuse collection services|
|City Council||July 27||Agenda||O-2021-31||Ordinance terminating local State of Emergency enacted for COVID-19 pandemic|
Public Comment Periods
Several City of Winchester public bodies offer a public comment period at their meetings. Local residents can address the body on any topic, but the members cannot respond, answer questions or engage in conversation. If you wish to speak during the public comment period, sign in upon arrival and wait for your name to be called.
See below for a list of public bodies that offer public comment during meetings:
|Public Body||Public Comment Speaking Limit During Meetings||Contact for Written Comments|
|City Council Regular Meeting||Limit 3 minutes per firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Community Policy & Management Team||Time limit is at the discretion of the Chairmanemail@example.com|
|Economic Development Authority||Time limit is at the discretion of the Chairmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Old Town Advancement Commission||Time limit is at the discretion of the Chairmanemail@example.com|
|Parks & Recreation Advisory Board||Time limit is at the discretion of the Chairmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Planning Commission||Time limit is at the discretion of the Chairmanemail@example.com|
|School Board Business Meeting||Limit 3 minutes per speaker|
|School Board Work Session||Limit 3 minutes per speaker|
|Social Services Advisory Board||Limit 3 minutes per firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tourism Board||Time limit is at the discretion of the Chairmanemail@example.com|
|Winchester Regional Airport Authority||Time limit is at the discretion of the Chairman|
Community Liaison Program
The City is seeking representatives from Winchester city community and neighborhood groups that can partner with the communications team and help improve communication with residents. The representatives will serve as liaisons between the group/neighborhood and the City. When Council and City staff are discussing topics that may impact residents, these representatives will help disseminate the information to their group. Also, when community and neighborhood groups have questions or comments, the representative will gather and relay the information to the City and start the two-way conversation.
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INSIGHT Citizen's Academy
Learn about your local government by registering for the City's annual INSIGHT Citizen's Academy. During the academy, you can meet City leaders, learn about government services and programs, tour facilities, and ask questions allowing you to better understand why decisions are made and how you can get involved. The program begins every January. Visit the INSIGHT Citizen's Academy website for details.
Open Town Hall
Check our Open Town Hall website for current public input opportunities and check back often.
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