Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When does
the City Council meet?
A: Regular meetings
are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month. The Council
occasionally conducts special meetings and study sessions.
can I find out whats on the Council agenda?
A: Agendas are posted
at City Hall at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. In addition, agenda summaries are
available by calling (805) 781-7107. The agenda
is also posted on the Citys website.
does a member of the public request an item be placed on the City Council agenda?
A: A member of the
public may request an item be placed on a future agenda during the Public Comment period
of a regular meeting of the Council; or via other communication with Council Members.
Placement of the item on the agenda is subject to a majority consensus of the City
does the public participate in Council meetings?
A: A public comment
period is scheduled at the beginning of each meeting for citizens to comment on any city
issue not already listed. The public may also speak concerning any agenda item when it is
under consideration and the floor is opened by the Mayor for public comments. Speakers are
asked to come forward to the audience microphone and state their name and address for the
record. Public testimony for or against an item is limited to three minutes. Written
comments regarding scheduled agenda items are always accepted and should be directed to
the Mayor and Council through the City
cannot attend the Council meetings. How else can I stay informed?
A: Regular Council
meetings are televised
on Charter Cable TV Channel 20. In addition, the current Council Minutes are available on
this website or by contacting the City