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How do I know what the City Council is going to discuss?

The City Council usually meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.

The week before the meeting, City officials and staff draft a meeting agenda and also compile a packet of information for councilmembers and the public to consider. 

By law, the agenda must be published at least 24 hours before the meeting.  We usually publish them on the City’s website the Friday before the meeting. 

You can find packets through the City’s homepage by clicking on the “Agendas and Minutes” button.  That takes you to the City’s Agenda Center; the agenda and packet are accessed by clicking on the meeting that interests you.

The file may be large: packets are full of information about the item being discussed and often number in the hundreds of pages.  Most items also have a staff report that introduces the topic to the Council and public.

Checking the packets is a great way to learn the facts behind council discussions.

And don’t forget to use the website’s Notify Me® feature to receive email or text notifications of Council meetings.

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