Public Comment

Written Public Comment to the International Special Review District Board

While the Governor's Order on physical distancing measures are in place, the International Special Review District Board will be conducting its meetings remotely using Zoom . You may submit written public comment at any time. We encourage you to submit written comment well in advance of the meeting to give the Board sufficient time to review them. If you would like to ensure that your written public comment is forwarded to the Board prior to the applicable Board meeting, please submit your comment to rebecca.frestedt@seattle.gov no later than 3:30 pm the day prior to the meeting. The Board meeting agendas can be found on the International Special Review District Board webpage.

Interpretation and Translation during Meetings and for Public Comment

Simultaneous interpretation will only be available during meetings in which proposed new construction is on the agenda. For new development projects west of I-5, Cantonese interpretation will be provided. For new development projects east of I-5, Vietnamese interpretation will be provided.  Please contact the ISRD Board Coordinator Rebecca Frestedt at rebecca.frestedt@seattle.gov or (206) 684-0226 to request a language other than Cantonese or Vietnamese.

Agendas for each meeting will be translated accordingly and published on the ISRD website one week prior to the corresponding meeting. Agendas are also distributed via email to individuals subscribed to this service. Community members can sign-up for this service on the ISRD website.

Verbal Comments During International Special Review District Board Meetings

While the Governor's Order on physical distancing measures are in place, the International Special Review District Board is conducting its meetings remotely using Zoom with a call-in number option. You can either follow the Zoom meeting link or call in to provide public comment by:

  • Signing up using the form below. The form will be available 2 hours before the start of applicable Board meetings. Registration will close once the meeting has begun.  
  • Please register with your email address and/or the phone number you will be calling from to ensure you are recognized.
  • The Board meeting agenda includes the link to the Zoom meeting, as well as call-in information and other details. View the Board meeting agendas.
  • When joining the Board meeting, each attendee will be muted by default.
  • During remote Board meetings, verbal public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting agenda. Speakers will be asked to provide comment in the order of registration. The Chair or Board staff will call on each speaker by name, at which point they will be unmuted for up to two minutes to give public comment. You will be muted again when the two minutes are up.
  • While giving public comment:
    • Mute the other devices you're using to watch the Board meeting to avoid audio feedback.
    • State your name for the record.
    • Using speaking points can be helpful.

Verbal Comment Sign-Up Form

(This form will only be available in the 2 hours prior to the start of an applicable board meeting.)