Getting involved

Our region will grow and become increasingly diverse over the next 30 years. Our challenge is to maintain and enhance the region’s quality of life as we prepare for growth. Everyone has a stake in that goal. We encourage the public to participate in the decision-making process.

Inform yourself

Join online conversations

Please review our social media statement.

Express yourself

Share your view on issues the Council is debating

You may also comment on agenda items at committee meetings and on general matters under the purview of the Council at any full Council meeting.

Attend Council events and meetings

All Council and Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Videos of most meetings are available live or on demand. You can help shape your community's future by attending meetings on land use, transit, or environmental issues. See Council and committee meetings, minutes and agendas.

Public input is welcome at meetings. It's best to comment on specific agenda items at the appropriate Council standing or advisory committee, rather than at meetings of the full Council. Time is reserved at the beginning of each full Council meeting for people to provide input on non-agenda items.

How to comment on Council issues

The Council regularly receives formal public comment on planning documents and policy plans. To comment on these plans, the public may:

  • Write to Metropolitan Council Public Information at 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101
  • Email Metropolitan Council Public Information at public.info@metc.state.mn.us
  • Record a comment on the Public Comment Line at 651.602.1500 (TTY 651.291.0904)
  • Fax the Metropolitan Council Public Information at 651.602.1464

Contact your Council member

Council members welcome citizen input. Contact your Council member to share your opinions or concerns. A phone call, letter or email message can make difference. See Council members contact information.

Upcoming Events
  • Transportation Plan Workshops are April 30, May 1

    Join transportation planners and policymakers at an upcoming workshop to provide your experiences with our region's transportation system and your ideas about what kind of transportation investments are most important.

    Date: 4/30/2014
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: 2 locations--see details

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  • Bottineau Transitway Draft EIS Public Hearings in May

    The Bottineau Transitway Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) Notice of Availability is scheduled to be published next Friday in the April 11 edition of the Federal Register. The document will be available for public and agency comment until midnight, May 29.

    Date: 5/7/2014
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: 4 locations--see details

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