Work Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month and the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
During Work Sessions City Council Members are able to discuss topics, receive briefings, reports and memorandums from City staff as well as hear presentations from City staff and outside organizations. During a Work Session, no formal decisions can be made by the Council. The Council follows Robert's Rules of Order during their meetings to allow for courtesy and orderly flow of the meetings. During Work Sessions is not an opportunity for public comments.
Regular Business Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
Business Meetings follow a very formal and specific format. During a Regular Business Meeting City Council Members make a formal vote on items that were discussed at a previous Work Session, adopt previous meeting minutes, and present proclamations and resolutions. During Regular Business Meetings members of the public have an opportunity during the 'Citizen Comments' portion of the agenda to make a comment to the Council on any topic.
Periodically the City Council holds other meetings such as Special Work Sessions and Special Business Meetings. During these meetings, only the items listed on the agenda may be discussed.
Public Hearings may be held during Regular Business Meetings or Special Business Meetings, and allows the public to attend and make a comment regarding the specific topic of the public hearing.