Citizen Participation in Council Meeting

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Citizen Participation in Council Meetings

The City encourages citizens to participate in City Council meetings. The Mayor presides over the meeting using an agenda. Citizens may address the council as each regular agenda item is presented in the meeting.

Prior to addressing Council, citizens are requested to write their name and residence on a sheet provided by the City Clerk.

If citizens wish to address Council related to an item on the consent agenda* or a topic not on the regular agenda, they can do so when the Mayor introduces the agenda item, “Public Comment." The Mayor will ask if anyone in the audience wishes to speak regarding an item on the consent agenda or a topic that is not listed on the regular agenda. Council allows 3 minutes per citizen unless they are speaking for a group of at least five other citizens, they will be allowed a maximum of ten minutes.

* The consent agenda contains a series of agenda items that are generally considered routine and are not controversial. They are considered as a whole to conduct business expeditiously. Each item is listed separately on the agenda to ensure that notice is provided and that any Council member has the opportunity to pull the item from the consent agenda for discussion.

Only a Council member may move a matter from the consent agenda to the regular agenda.
Any member of the public may move a quasi-judicial matter from the consent agenda to the regular agenda. Quasi-judicial matters will be noted on that item, they are typically items relating to land use or appeals on decisions conducted at a public hearing. 

See Resolution #R-17-2019, Rules of Procedure for the City Council of the City of Loveland, Colorado.