**IMPORTANT COUNCIL MEETING INFORMATION**
Council Members are encouraging virtual public participation as there is limited seating in Council Chamber due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All meetings will be Livestreamed on the city website and the City Channel YouTube channel.
To register for public comment at Regular and Standing Committees meetings, and Public Hearings, please use the online Speaker Signup form, filling it out in its entirety; or you may call the City Clerk's office at (412) 255-2138. Registration for Regular and Standing Committees meetings will close at 9 AM the morning of for 10AM meetings. Written comments may also be submitted via the City Clerk’s email, but are not usually read during meetings/hearings.
This process will be in effect until further notice.
City Council is the legislative branch of government. It carries out duties in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and the laws of the state, and is primarily responsible for making laws which govern the City of Pittsburgh. City Council proposes, debates, and votes on legislation governing and/or affecting the city. This body also approves appointments as provided by the Charter, regulates revenues and expenditures, incurs debt, and approves the final operating and capital budgets for the city. Council is responsible for the introduction of legislation generated by the administrative branch of city government. Council may also introduce legislation generated by individual Council Members or Council as a body.