The City of Vestavia Hills offers in-person and remote attendance to City Council work sessions/meetings and Planning & Zoning Board meetings. To participate remotely:
Zoom meetings may be recorded. By continuing to be in the meeting, you are consenting to be recorded.
Zoom-bombing is a cyber-crime and is punishable by law. In the event of an attendee intruding into any City of Vestavia Hills Zoom meeting, the online broadcast will be ended immediately. Council or board members may be readmitted but online attendees will not. Although Zoom-bombing is not a frequent occurrence, those wishing to make public comment should attend the meeting in person.
Video: When the Zoom.us window opens in your browser, click “Allow” so that the meeting page may open. Zoom requires that all participants enter a “waiting room” until the meeting begins. Participants will then be admitted to the meeting and will be muted upon entrance. If you wish to speak during time(s) identified for public input, activate the “Raise Hand” feature and unmute yourself by toggling the mute button. When you are officially recognized and given the floor, state your name and address for the record and then you may address the Council or board.
Using the icons on the Zoom screen, you can:
• Mute/unmute your microphone (far left)
• Turn on/off camera (“Start/Stop Video”)
• View Participants – opens a pop-out screen that includes the “Raise Hand” icon that you may use to raise a virtual hand
• Change your screen name displayed in the participant list and video window
• Toggle between “speaker” and “gallery” views – “Speaker view” shows the active speaker; “Gallery view” tiles all of the meeting participants
Phone: Zoom requires that all participants enter a “waiting room” until the meeting begins. Participants will then be admitted to the meeting and will be muted upon entrance. If you wish to speak during time(s) identified for public input, press *6 on your phone keypad to unmute yourself. When you are officially recognized and given the floor, state your name and address for the record and then you may address the Council or board.
Text/Email (City Council meetings/work sessions only): If you do not wish to join the meeting but would like to ask a question or make a statement regarding an item on a City Council meeting or work session agenda, you may email the City Council directly at City.Council@vhal.org. You may also text your question/statement to City Council at 205.517.1370. Both of these options are available prior to and during each work session and meeting. Be sure to provide your name and address for the record and your comments will be recited as the corresponding item is being addressed. Note: As a matter of record, your name and address are required. If identification is not provided, your comment/question will not be presented.