City Council members are elected for terms of four years and terms are staggered so that only three elected officials’ terms expire at the same time. Municipal elections occur in odd years and are held during general elections on the first Tuesday in November.
The City Council conducts business by making motions, passing ordinances and resolutions and otherwise taking official action by vote of the Council members on City matters. Council members may participate in the meeting electronically via video or telephonic conferencing. The order of the agenda items are subject to change by the Mayor. Final action may be taken concerning any topic listed on the agenda.
Citizens may address the City Council during Public Input which has been set aside for the public to express ideas, concerns, and comments on issues not listed on the agenda.
The City Council may conduct a Work Session prior to the start of a regular meeting. Work Sessions are generally used to study issues, receive reports and data on assignments and special projects, informally review staff and development proposals, discuss City services, evaluate existing and proposed City programs and carry out other study-session related work not generally requiring official action by the Council. The Council does not use the work session to receive public input and comment. On occasion a special meeting may be held, check the posted agendas as start times may differ.
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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