Can members of the audience speak at meetings?

Yes, at general meetings, the Mayor or Commission/Board Chair will announce an Open Forum in which members of the audience may bring up any comments or questions for items not already listed on the agenda. It is the policy of the City Council to refrain from taking action on items brought up under Open Forum until the matter is thoroughly researched by staff.

For public hearings, the Mayor or Commission Chair will announce when it is time for comments and questions from the audience.  

In each case, audience members wishing to address the City Council or Commission/Board are asked to stand at the podium and also state their name and address for the record.

Open Forum Policy

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2. Can members of the audience speak at meetings?
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