Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings. Regular meetings include a Public Forum, which is an opportunity for the public to provide input or commentary on any issue or topic they wish to raise to City Council.
Time and Location
City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:30 pm in Harris Hall of the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue - see map below.
City Council Public Hearings are an opportunity for the community to speak about a specific issue prior to the Council taking any legal action on the issue. Public Hearings typically occur on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm.
City Council Work Sessions occur before each Monday meeting at 5:30 pm and at 12 pm on the second, third, fourth, and fifth Wednesday of each month. Work Sessions are often dedicated to one or more specific topics presented by City staff, which is then followed by a policy discussion from City Council.
Special meetings may be called by the Mayor, however, the public will be given 24-hour notice through postings on the website and in the Public Service Building bulletin. Additionally, there are a few sensitive topics that require executive sessions. These meetings are closed to the public, but some members of the media are allowed to attend.