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How do you give effective input at community meetings?


How do you give effective input at community meetings?


Public comments at community meetings are important to the project design. Giving feedback early in the process enables the developer to consider design solutions. Here are examples of helpful input:


- The proposed outdoor common area is too close to my property line. I’m concerned there will be parties and noise. Can it be relocated?


- I support the proposed grocery store, but I’m concerned about noise late at night. What can be done?


While the City has project design guidelines that address these issues, it is still important to hear from community members. The record of input is also shared with decision-makers so they can consider neighborhood concerns and understand if the proposed design addresses them. Learn more about giving community input at our Guide to Public Hearings webpage, also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.


www.sanjoseca.gov/DevelopmentHearingGuide