Addressing the Council

Online Speaker Card

Anyone wishing to speak on an item listed on the agenda, or to bring up an item not listed, should fill out a "Speaker Identification" sheet and hand it to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. Audio/visual presentation (PDF) material must be provided to the City Clerk’s Office at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Items not listed on the agenda will be considered under "Public Comment."  Pursuant to the Brown Act, the City Council is prohibited from discussing or acting on any item raised during "Public Comment" not appearing on the posted agenda. 

Any supporting materials that you wish to present to the Council should be given to the City Clerk before addressing the Council. All materials submitted are considered public documents. Materials submitted during a public hearing will become part of the public record and will be kept on file in the City Clerk’s Office.

For each item, the Mayor will call for speakers after staff has presented their report and prior to Council discussion. Once the Mayor has opened the item for discussion, citizens wishing to speak should approach the podium, state their name, and direct questions or comments to the Mayor. Presentations should be clear and concise. Groups and organizations are asked to designate a spokesperson whenever possible. Repetition of ideas expressed by other speakers should be avoided. Speakers are limited to 5 minutes. The Mayor has the discretion to lengthen or shorten the allotted times.