Rules for Public Comments & Public Hearings

Rules for Public Comments

  • Please sign-in to speak. The sign-in sheet for public comments is located on the rear table in the Council room. It is very important that you sign in so the Mayor will be aware that you want to address the Council.
  • Speakers are allowed three minutes to address the Council on any matter.
  • The Public Comments Session is held at the beginning of the meeting, before the business section.
  • The Mayor will call your name when it is your turn to speak. Please give your name and address for the record prior to talking about your issue.
  • The Council will not normally discuss your issue if it is not a listed agenda item. The Council may choose to place your item on a future agenda.

Rules for Public Hearings

  • Please sign in to speak. The sign-up sheet for public hearings is located on the rear table in the Council room. It is very important that you sign in so the Mayor will be aware that you want to address the Council.
  • To give everyone an equal time to be heard the following will apply for public hearings. Each individual will be given three minutes to address the Council. Both Proponents and Opponents shall have a total of fifteen minutes each to present their respective view. Both Petitioners and Opponents will each be given an additional six minutes of rebuttal time. If the Public Hearing is one in which many people will be speaking, you may want to consider appointing a spokesperson to take your allotted time so that all points can be made during the limited time allowed.
  • Public Hearings are considered on the Business portion of the agenda.
  • The Mayor will call your name when it is your turn to speak. Please give your name and address for the record prior to talking about your issue.