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Items for consideration by the City Council are outlined in an agenda.

Public Comment

Members of the public may address the City Council regarding items on the agenda for which the City Council will make a decision or take action before or during consideration of the item. In most instances, members of the public are allowed three minutes to speak on an item, as provided below. Please note that the presiding officer may impose reasonable time limits that are more restrictive when a large number of speakers are present for a meeting. For more information, click here to review the City Council's Rules for Public Comment. 

Components of the agenda include the following: 

Consent Agenda

This portion of the agenda consists of minute orders, resolutions and ordinances for final approval. These items require little or no deliberation by the City Council. Some items can be withdrawn from this portion of the agenda for separate consideration and vote. To speak on items on the Consent Agenda, please complete a Speaker Card located at the entrance to the Council Chamber and return the Card to a staff member.

Public Hearings

The applicant or proponent in a public hearing is allowed five minutes to speak. All other speakers in support or opposition are allowed three minutes to speak. The applicant or proponent is then allowed three minutes for rebuttal. Public notice of all hearings is provided in local newspapers and on the City web site and cable channel. To provide public comment, complete a Speaker Card at the entrance to the Council Chamber. Return the card to a staff member. Citizens who do not wish to address the City Council, but wish to record their support or opposition are asked to complete a Speaker Card. The comments on the card become a part of the official record of the public hearing.

Developers/applicants who wish to make presentations for their zoning cases to an evening City Council session should contact or make arrangements with the City planner in charge of their case in Planning & Development Services.

Ordinances First Reading

A majority vote of the City Council is required to approve most ordinances listed in this section of the agenda. If approved on first reading, the ordinance will appear on the Consent Agenda for final reading. A super majority or 3/4 vote is required to approve a zoning case when a valid petition of opposition has been submitted. For information specific to a zoning case, please contact Planning & Development Services at 817-459-6502.

Citizen Participation

This portion of the meeting agenda allows public comment on items that are not listed on the agenda. Participants are required to complete a Speaker Card and return it to a staff member. Speakers are allowed three minutes to speak.

For more information on City Council meetings, call the City Manager's Office at 817-459-6100.