How to make a public comment

Make your voice heard at BCDC’s public meetings in person, over Zoom, or by phone. Or send your comments ahead of time.  

Submit a written comment before the meeting

You can send us a written comment in advance of the meeting by email or letter.

Comment by email
Send your comment to

Include in the subject line of your email the name of the project or the agenda item number found in the meeting agenda.

Send your comment at least one day in advance so that we can share a copy with the Commission or advisory board.
Comment by mail

Send your comments to:

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
375 Beale Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94105

Include in the your letter the name of the project or the agenda item number found in the meeting agenda.

Make a public comment at the meeting 

Find information about the meeting

On the meeting calendar, you’ll find: 

  • The location of the meeting 
  • Whether you can attend in person, online, or by conference call 
  • The full meeting agenda, so you see when your item will be discussed during the meeting

When you can make your comment

If you attend a meeting in person, fill out a public comment card and hand it to the BCDC staff. We’ll call on you when it is your turn to speak.

If you attend the meeting online, follow the instructions on the agenda to raise your virtual hand.

When called upon to make your public comment: 

  • State your name (optional but encouraged)
  • State your position on the item 
  • Keep your comments brief (depending on the meeting you will usually be limited to 3 minutes or less) 

If the item is not on the agenda yet 

At the start of the meeting, there is a “general” comment period where you can make your views known about anything that is not on the agenda.

If you want to make a comment on an item that will be heard at an upcoming meeting, you can send your comment to or contact the assigned staff person directly.