Revised Public Comment Rules
Citizens who wish to participate in a meeting’s public hearing or public comment period will be able to send their comments in writing by (1) U.S. Mail, (2) or email to the Clerk of Council. Comments must be received at least four hours in advance of the meeting - so for example by 1:30 p.m. for evenings with a 5:30 p.m. work session. The plan is to read these comments out loud during the public hearing or public comment portion of the City Council meeting. The standard rules apply to public hearing and 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. All comments must address a topic of City business. Citizens wishing to speak in person must sign up with the Clerk of Council prior to the start of the meeting.