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This agenda has been prepared to provide for the orderly progression of City business. Detailed staff reports on specific items are posted in the hallway for public viewing. The City Council wants to hear your comments; however, to run the meeting efficiently, please observe the following rules when you participate in the meeting.
Please try to submit your REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL form to the City Clerk prior to the start of the item. You will be called at the appropriate time to make your remarks. The Mayor’s instructions to the audience will vary and will depend on the issue being discussed, but will generally follow these guidelines:
For the sake of efficiency, the City Council agenda is divided into sections: Public Comments: This part of the agenda is reserved for making comments on matters which are NOT on the agenda. If you have submitted a request to speak, you will be called by the City Clerk at the appropriate time and you may speak for up to three minutes. If action by the Council is necessary, the matter may be placed on a future agenda or referred to staff, as determined by Council. Consent Calendar: This section consists of routine items which, unless a request has been received from the public, Council or staff to remove a particular item for discussion, are enacted by one motion of the City Council. If you wish to speak to any Consent Calendar item(s) you will be limited to three minutes. Public Hearings: This section is devoted to noticed hearings. Applicants and/or appellants are allowed ten minutes to address Council and a three minute rebuttal, if requested. Although the normal time limit for all other speakers is three minutes, the Mayor may grant additional time to a representative speaking for an entire group; however, this should not discourage anyone from addressing the City Council individually. Regular Business: This section contains items of general business and you will be allowed three minutes to speak on any item. City Council Oral Reports: This section is designated for oral reports from Council Members to report on their Council assignments.
Continuation of Meeting: The City Council will adjourn its meetings on or before 11:00 p.m. and will not consider new business items after 10:15 p.m., unless the majority of the Council Members who are present affirmatively vote either to extend the meeting after 11:00 p.m. or to consider new business after 10:15 p.m. If the meeting ends before all of the items listed on the agenda are completed, any unfinished business will be continued to the next evening at a location to be determined.
Conduct at the Council Meeting: The City Council has adopted a set of rules for conduct during City Council meetings. The following is an excerpt from the adopted Rules of Procedure: