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​City Council Meeting Information

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(Chambers)
December 19, 2017

 

(Training Room, City Hall)
December 12, 2017

What is the difference between standard agenda and the agenda packet?

The standard agenda is in the form of a Web page, with links to individual minutes, resolutions, ordinances, etc., that are converted to PDF format. This format tends to be easier to read and navigate and loads quickly on all computer systems.

The agenda packet is the more "official" version of the agenda. It is entirely in PDF format and includes scanned documents. This makes the document much larger in both page length and system memory requirements. As such it can be prohibitively slow to load on a dial-up or slower modem connection.

Council Meeting Participation

Presentations to City Council by the Public: Any presentation that an individual wants to show to City Council during audience participation or a public hearing must be submitted to the City Clerk’s office by 10:00 a.m. the Monday prior to the Council meeting.  Whenever possible, the presentation should be emailed to clerk@cityofthornton.net and should specify: which meeting the presentation is desired to be shown, who will be making the presentation, and the contact information of the person presenting. If the size of the presentation is such that it cannot be emailed, then it must be brought into the City Clerk’s office on a USB storage device.  If the content is approved, the City Clerk or her designee will advise the individual that the presentation will be loaded on to the city’s laptop for presentation.

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 three 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 "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 three minutes. Groups of citizens brought together by a common interest are requested to choose a spokesperson whose time to comment will be extended at the discretion of the Mayor. Speakers may be asked to be sworn in by the City Clerk if they wish to submit facts rather than opinions.