Providing your comments to the Board
Citizen comments are an important part of the Sound Transit public process. The Board of Directors takes comments seriously and factors them into its decisions. All Sound Transit Board and Committee meetings and public hearings are open to the public.
When and how do I provide my comments at a Sound Transit Board of Directors meeting?
Anyone wishing to comment on action items listed on the agenda can do so during the public comment section at a Board meeting or on a particular agenda item that is up for final action. Copies of the agenda are available on the Sound Transit website or outside the Ruth Fisher Boardroom at Union Station (401 S. Jackson St. in Seattle) the day of the meeting.
Public comment sheets are also available outside the Ruth Fisher Boardroom the day of the meeting. Complete and return the public comment sheet to the tray provided outside the board room or to any Board Administration staff member before the meeting begins.
Download a copy of the comment sheet (PDF 33kb).
Once the meeting has been called to order, the public comment sheets are removed. At the discretion of the Chair, however, he/she may ask if anyone who did not sign up would like to comment.
When and how do I provide my comments at a Sound Transit Committee meeting?
Sign up sheets are not needed. When the discussion between Board members on an agenda item has been completed and the Chair asks for public comment on that item, simply raise your hand and come forward.
For all meetings
When your name is called, come forward and, speaking into the provided microphone, state your name for the record. You will have three minutes to present your comments.
If a large group is commenting on an action item, please designate one person as representative for the whole group. You cannot give your minutes to another speaker.
Please keep in mind that comments are addressed to the Board as a whole, and not to individual Board members. Please refrain from personal attacks.
Sign up sheets and all public comments (written, electronic or oral) are considered a public record and may be required to be disclosed upon request.
Write a letter or email the Board
You may submit your questions/comments on items not on the Board/Committee agenda in writing; copies will be forwarded to the full Board and appropriate staff person(s) for follow up, if needed:
401 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104
You may also submit your questions/comments by email.