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 you to participate in the discussion and 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, 

  • Write to Metropolitan Council Public Information at 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101

  • Email Metropolitan Council Public Information at

  • Record a comment on the Public Comment Line at 651.602.1500 (TTY 651.291.0904)

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
  • Southwest LRT Station Design Open Houses in April 2015

    The public is invited to attend April open houses to learn about Southwest LRT station features and amenities and to provide feedback on station design concepts.

    Date: 4/2/2015
    Time: 5:30 PM
    Location: Various dates/locations - see details

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  • Housing Policy Plan Amendment Pubic Hearing is May 4, 2015

    The Council will hold a public hearing May 4 during its Community Development Committee meeting to receive comments on a proposed amendment to the 2040 Housing Policy Plan.  The amendment would add the methodology for calculating the 2021-2030 Allocation of Affordable Housing Need and annual Housing Performance Scores, as well as the review criteria for the housing element of Comprehensive Plan updates.

    Date: 5/4/2015
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Metropolitan Council, Chambers
    390 Robert Street North
    Saint Paul, MN 55101

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