What can I expect at a Council Meeting?

The meeting will begin with a call to order once 4/7 council members (quorum) are present. Council begins with an Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting then moves into citizen comments and Proclamations. Council will then act on the consent agenda. These are usually non-controversial or housekeeping items that can be approved without discussion and in a group. Council next considers regular agenda items individually. These items may be related to resolutions (non-legislative matters) or ordinances. Council takes action on an item when a member makes a motion, has it seconded, and approved by the majority. After the regular agenda, council can allow for more citizen comments and then has the opportunity to make comments themselves before ending the meeting.

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1. How do I register to speak at a City Council meeting?
2. If I don't want to appear in person to speak, can I still comment?
3. How long may I speak at a City Council meeting?
4. How can I browse past City Council agendas?
5. When and where are City Council meetings held?
6. How can I see the agenda for an upcoming City Council or Board meeting?
7. How can I receive automatic notification of agendas?
8. How can I view videos of meetings?
9. What can I expect at a Council Meeting?