Public Participation


The Mayor and City Council welcome your comments and input on all topics. There are several ways to communicate with your elected officials.

Public Testimony

Public Forums

Public forums are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, at the beginning of City Council meetings. Members of the public may sign up to speak on any topic not scheduled for a public hearing at the same meeting.

Public Hearing

Public hearings are scheduled on specific topics and are generally held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Members of the public who sign up to speak must speak only on the topic that is the subject of the hearing.

Alternatives to Testifying in Public

If you are unable to attend a council meeting or are uncomfortable speaking in public, you may submit written testimony to the City Manager’s Office via email, U.S. mail, or in person. Written correspondence on Public Hearing topics must be submitted in a timely manner in order to become a part of the public record.

General Communication

You can contact the mayor, council or individual city councilor about any issue by telephone, mail or email. Concerns or complaints about city services may be directed to the City Manager’s Office at 541-682-5010.

To find out who your councilor is, call 541-682-5010 or consult the ward map and the Mayor and City Council contact information.

When submitting your comments, please include your ward number or address in your communication to the City Council. Providing this information will identify concerns and questions for the City Councilor representing your ward.