City Council Meetings
We invite and encourage the public to attend all City Council and Boards & Commissions meetings.
City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of the month with Work Sessions beginning at 3 p.m. and Regular Sessions beginning at 6 p.m. As-needed Work Sessions will be scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. Join us in Council Chambers at McKinney City Hall or watch remotely.
During regular meetings, citizens have two opportunities to speak to Council - at the beginning and end of every meeting.
- Each speaker must complete a speaker request form and submit at meeting to city staff.
- Available online for prior print-out or at the meeting.
- The Mayor or Meeting Chair will determine the amount of time people will have to speak.
- Every person will have the same amount of time to speak.
Other ways to submit your comments:
|Send us an email.|
|Call us: 972-547-7501|
|Write to us:|
City of McKinney
P.O. Box 517
McKinney, TX 75070
Glossary of Terms
- Minutes are taken at every public meeting and include the date, time and place of the meeting; the names of members present; the substance of all official actions; a record of roll call votes; the names of all citizens who appear officially at the meeting; and the subject of citizens' testimony.
- A quorum is a majority of Council members. The McKinney City Council consists of seven members, so four members constitute a quorum. An affirmative vote of a majority of the Council is necessary to transact any business at a City Council meeting.
- An ordinance is a piece of legislation passed by Council in accordance with rules set forth in the City Charter. Ordinances are required to be published in the Public Notices section of the newspaper after they have been approved by Council.
- A motion is a verbal action taken by the Council that must be seconded and approved by a majority of council for it to pass.
- A resolution is a written action taken by Council on a non-legislative matter that usually establishes Council policy or directs certain administrative actions.
- A consent agenda consists of non-controversial or housekeeping items required by law that are passed without discussion and with a single vote of approval by a majority of Council members in an effort to expedite Council business. Items may be considered individually by any Council member making such request prior to a motion and vote on the consent items.
- The regular agenda consists of items requiring individual consideration by the Council.
- Council and Manager comments occur at the end of each meeting. These comments relate to items of public interest: Announcements regarding local or regional civic and charitable events, staff recognition, citizen commendations, traffic issues, upcoming meetings, informational updates on city projects, awards, acknowledgement of meeting attendees, birthdays, requests for the City Manager to place items on upcoming agendas, and condolences.