Comments from the Public
City Council provides this opportunity each regular meeting for comments from citizens who have signed up with the Clerk of Council to speak before the start of the meeting. Citizens who wish to participate in the public comment period remotely can send their comments in writing by (1) U.S. Mail, (2) email to the Clerk of Council. Comments must be received at least four hours in advance of the meeting – for example, comments will be accepted until 1:30 p.m., on nights with a 5:30 p.m. work session. The plan is to read these comments out loud during the public comment portion of the City Council meeting. The standard rules apply to public comments: the person must identify himself or herself by name and address, including zip code, limit his or her remarks to 5 minutes or less for those attending the meeting in person and 3 minutes for submitted letters (read aloud) with a 40-minute cap on the read letters. To be fair to everyone, please observe the five-minute time limit and yield the floor when the Clerk of Council indicates that your time has expired. Decorum in the Council Chambers will be maintained. Comments that are not relevant to City business and behavior that is disruptive, such as applause, are inappropriate and out of order.