Citizen Participation

Participation Details

During public hearings conducted by Council, residents who are directly involved are invited to attend and are urged to express their views on the subject under discussion. Hearings on all matters are always held under public hearings on the agenda.

Citizen Attendance is Welcome

Citizen participation is invited at all regular meetings. However, experience has shown that routine matters often could be handled faster if taken up directly with the department providing the service. Contact information for each department is available in the Staff Directory.

Appearing Before the Council

Opportunity is provided for citizens to address the council under item number 5 of the agenda.

The Rules of Council (PDF) require that a person address the City Council by giving their name and address before presenting the matter. Citizens may present their matter either verbally or in writing (if in writing, a copy should be furnished to the city clerk). Time allotted is three (3) minutes. Unbecoming behavior is disruptive to the Council proceedings, disrespectful of the Council, and will not be tolerated.

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like to appear on an upcoming agenda, please contact the city clerk's office at 563.264.1550.