A “Consent Agenda” section is used to facilitate an orderly and expeditious conduct of business at Commission meetings.
The posting of items to the Agenda for any Regular City Commission meeting closes at 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday preceding the meeting. All backup material for such items must be submitted with each request.
Any request for the adoption of an Ordinance must be submitted (with all backup material) by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the first and third Tuesday of each month. No Ordinance or Resolution will be placed on the Agenda for action unless previously prepared and available in the City Clerk’s office unless an extreme emergency is found to exist by the City Commission.
Additional items may be added to the Agenda at the beginning of the Commission meeting by a majority vote of the Commissioners present.
Public input is solicited regarding all items of public interest at Commission meetings. There is a three (3) minute time limit for people speaking on the subject matter. When there is a Quasi-Judicial Land Use application, the applicant will be given sufficient time to present their case and call witnesses.
A thirty (30) minute “Citizen Comments” period is designated on the agenda for citizens and interested persons to speak on matters not scheduled on that day’s agenda. Each speaker shall be limited to three (3) minutes for comments. Persons desiring to speak during the Citizen Comments period shall inform the City Clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting of their intention to speak. If more than ten (10) speakers express a desire to speak, the Commission shall determine, on a meeting by meeting basis, whether to (a) extend the time allotted for Citizen Comments to accommodate all speakers, or (b) whether to limit the number of speakers or amount of time per speaker. A speaker’s time shall not be transferable to another speaker. Note: The Mayor has the latitude to keep redundancy from occurring when people are addressing the same issue.
Any materials presented to the City Commission during a meeting become part of the public record and a copy of the material must be filed with the City Clerk at the time of presentation.