How to attend Charleston City Council meetings

Charleston City Hall
Charleston City Hall | Photo by @svonmarschall

If everything you know about city council meetings is from watching “Parks & Recreation,” we’re here to fill you in on the real deal — FAQ-style.

Can I attend a Charleston City Council meeting?

Yes, all city council meetings are open to the public

When + where is the next one?

Tonight at 5 p.m. at the Gaillard Center downtown. 

Can I attend virtually?

Yes, but virtual registration for tonight’s meeting has closed. In the future, register by noon the day before and access meetings virtually via Zoom or phone.

Is there a dress code?

No. You can even dress like Bill Murray at Cannes

Who are the council members?

Check out the list of Charleston’s current council members. 

What is tonight’s meeting about?

Tonight’s agenda includes reviewing the Park and Recreation Master Plan for final approval. 

Can I speak up?

Yes, but you need to sign up first. You can put your name down to request to speak in person until 5 p.m. today at the Gaillard Center.

I can’t go tonight. When are the next meetings?

Upcoming city council gatherings will take place on Aug. 17, Sept. 14, and Sept. 28. Download the full 2021 schedule.