Are residents allowed to speak at Council meetings?

Yes, there are times during the Council meetings in which residents can make a public comment. There is designated time for public comment during the meeting in which residents have three minutes to voice concerns or opinions about anything city related. The Council then has the opportunity to respond to the public comment if they so wish. There is also time during each public hearing when residents can speak for 3 minutes, but this comment must pertain to the specific public hearing. Anyone speaking must follow the rules of decorum, the Council President has the right to terminate someone's public comment if they are in violation. Public comment will be included in the minutes for the meeting,

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1. How does Council legislation come about?
2. How do I know what will be on an agenda?
3. How does the Office of the City Clerk prepare for a City Council meeting?
4. What types of bills might be discussed at a City Council meeting?
5. What is a first reading vs. a second reading?
6. Are residents allowed to speak at Council meetings?