City Council Meetings & Work Sessions - Ways to Watch, Attend, Comment

The Durham City Council welcomes and encourages civic participation and debate. There are many ways for residents and community members to stay informed and offer input in the decision-making process including City Council meetings and work sessions.

City Council Meeting & Work Session Notice

In light of the increased transmissibility and spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Durham City Council will return to virtual regular City Council Meetings and Work Sessions, beginning Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Find details to watch or participate below.


City Council meetings and work sessions will be broadcast live and available for viewing by the public through the following methods:

  • City’s YouTube Channel
  • City’s Facebook page (City Council regular business meetings only)
  • Durham Television Network (Spectrum Channel 8, Google Fiber Channel 8, Frontier Channel 70, and AT&T Uverse Channel 99) 
  • Roku, Apple TV & Amazon via Boxcast
  • City’s website

How to Participate

View the tabs below for details about how to participate at virtual City Council meetings and work sessions.

  1. Meetings
  2. Work Sessions
  3. Meeting Decorum Policy
  4. ADA & Interpretation

City Council Regular Business Meetings

When: Held the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

Where: Regular business meetings are being held virtually.

What: City Council hears priority items from the Council Members, City Manager, Attorney, and Clerk, presents ceremonial items, votes on the Consent Agenda, reviews the General Business Agenda, and conducts public hearings. View meeting agendas.

Ways to Provide Comment

City Council meetings are open to the public and members of the public may comment on agenda items and public hearings.

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I want to participate virtually at a City Council Meeting

  • Go to the meeting agenda and register using the Zoom link located at the top of the agenda by 2 p.m. the day of the meeting. During the meeting, you will be acknowledged when it's your turn to speak.
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I want to provide written comments

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I need assistance

  • Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 919-560-4166 during business hours (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in advance of the meeting.

Please Note: Sign up prior to the start of the meeting is not required for public hearings, for matters added to the agenda at the council meeting, or for matters removed from the consent agenda at the council meeting by a council member.


Sometimes special meetings are scheduled to address specific topics or issues. These meetings will be advertised with at least 48 hours notice and placed on the Council’s agenda. In some emergency situations it may not be possible to provide advance notice.