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Posted on: March 1, 2021

eComment Expands To Give Constituents More Opportunities to Share Feedback

For the last several months, The City of Frederick has been piloting an "eComment" public feedback option for select public meetings. The goal of the eComment pilot was to offer more flexible opportunities for constituents to provide comments, especially if they were unable to join during live meetings with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. 

Based on the pilot's success and feedback received, as of today, March 1, 2021, the City will be expanding the eComment feature to broaden civic involvement in our public meetings online.  

For all Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting and Workshops and other special meetings, interested individuals can provide written feedback on agenda items using the online eComment tool. Powered by the online platform Granicus, eComment is simple, allowing users to share one comment per agenda item, just like those who are commenting live during a meeting. 

Once on the site, locate the meeting of interest, click “View Agenda”, and wherever a “Comment” icon is visible, click the icon to make an eComment. If it is your first time using the platform, you will create a quick profile with a few informational fields. Once an eComment is made, City officials and staff can instantly check and read the responses. Each eComment becomes part of the public record. Other constituents can also see the comment and engage with the comment by replying and “liking” the comment. 

To use this new tool, visit

“This is a powerful extension of the City's desire to make city government and our meetings as accessible as possible for the citizens. Citizens can comment on an agenda item prior to during the meeting from the comfort of one's home, in order to let the City officials and staff know how they feel about a particular issue, " said Mayor Michael O'Connor. "We are committed to finding easier and more comprehensive ways for constituents to share their opinion - this tool helps with that."

For each agenda, eComment can be made in the days prior, or during the live broadcast itself. eComment ends after each agenda item is voted on or discussed during the live broadcast. eComment is not available for quasi-judicial proceedings. 

The City thanks all community members who continue to share feedback. For more information, receive agenda alerts, and to watch a live broadcast of a Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting or Workshop online, visit 

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