Adjournment is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. The City Council may extend the meeting end time in order to accommodate additional speakers.
Rules of the Meeting
Individuals must sign up to speak before the start of the meeting. Speakers may sign up through the City website, by email to the Clerk of Council, or in person at the office of the Clerk of Council, on the second floor of City Hall. Name and address, including zip code, are required. The Clerk of Council will receive speaker sign-up until 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2017.
This meeting venue is a public school, where state laws restricting the carrying of firearms and weapons will be enforced. Code of Virginia §18.2-308.1 makes it a Class 6 felony to bring a firearm onto the grounds of any public or private school, except for an unloaded firearm in a closed container. Concealed carry permit holders may not carry a firearm onto school property except while in a motor vehicle in a parking lot, traffic circle, or driveway, under Code of Virginia §18.2-308.01(C). It is a Class 1 misdemeanor to bring a knife or other weapon onto school grounds.
Attendees will encounter metal detectors at the meeting entrance. Additionally, attendees may photograph, audio record, or video record the meeting; but any use of cameras, audio-recording, or video-recording devices that disrupts the meeting -- for example, by blocking the view of attendees -- will be prohibited.
Attendees may bring a paper, cardboard, or cloth sign or banner not to exceed 11" x 14", but no sign handles or flag poles are permitted at the meeting.