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How to Participate at a Council Meeting 


Audience Participation

During this portion of the meeting, anyone may speak on any subject which does not later appear on the agenda as a Public Hearing. Speaking time will be limited to five minutes per individual/topic with a one hour limit on this segment of the agenda. If you wish to speak, please sign up on the register located inside the Council Chambers prior to the meeting.


Consent Calendar

 Items of a routine and non-controversial nature are placed on the Consent Calendar to allow the City Council to spend its time and energy on the important items on a lengthy agenda. Any Councilmember may request that an item be "pulled" from the Consent Calendar and considered separately. Agenda items pulled from the Consent Calendar will be placed on the agenda at the end of the matters listed under "Business - Action Items."


Public Hearings

In order to schedule the timing and length of public hearings for the convenience of the Council, the general public, and interested parties, the first public hearing will begin at or before 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. This segment of the agenda will last no more than 2 hours. Proponents and Opponents who wish to speak are requested to sign up, prior to the beginning of the meeting, on the register located inside the Council Chambers, and limit their remarks to 5 minutes. Groups of citizens brought together by a common interest are requested to choose a spokesperson whose time to comment will be extended to 10 minutes. Speakers may be asked to be sworn in by the City Clerk if they wish to submit facts rather than opinions.

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