Mayor & City Council Public Comment

MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

The Mayor and City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Regular Closed Session begins at 5:30 PM and the Regular Meeting at 7:00 PM (or immediately following the Closed Session Meeting). For Special meetings, please see the agenda as posted.

PUBLIC COMMENT OPTIONS

Please use ONE of the following options to provide a public comment:

 

  1. Written comments can be emailed to [email protected]. Written public comments received up to 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting (or otherwise indicated on the agenda) will be provided to the Mayor and City council and made part of the meeting record. They will not be read aloud unless you require ADA accommodation.

     

    Please note messages submitted via email and this page are only monitored from the publication of the final agenda until the deadline to submit public comments. Please contact the City Clerk at 909­384­5002 or [email protected] for assistance outside of this timeframe.

     

  2. Attend the meeting in person and fill out a speaker slip. Please note that the meeting Chair decides the cut­off time for public comment, and the time may vary per meeting. If you wish to submit your speaker slip in advance of the meeting, please submit  your  request  to  speak using the form on the following page: https://tinyurl.com/mccpubliccomments

     

  3. REMOTE PARTICIPATION VIA ZOOM (For public comment only is temporarily suspended.)
  

Public Hearings:

If you are commenting on a Public Hearing whether you are speaking remotely or in person you have an opportunity to speak until the Public Hearing has been closed.

 

NOTICE:

Any member of the public desiring to speak to the Mayor and City Council and the Mayor and City Council Acting as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency concerning any matter on the agenda or not on the agenda, which is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Mayor and City Council and the Mayor and City Council Acting as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency may address the body during the period reserved for public comments.

 

In accordance with Resolution No. 2018­89 adopted by the Mayor and City Council on March 21, 2018, the following are the rules set forth for Public Comments and Testimony:

Public Comments and Testimony:

Rule 1. Public comment shall be received on a first come, first served basis. If the presiding officer determines that the meeting or hearing may be lengthy or complicated, the presiding officer may, in his or her discretion, modify these rules, including the time limits stated below.

 

Rule 2. All members of the public who wish to speak shall fill out a speaker's reservation card and turn in the speaker reservation card to the City Clerk prior to the time designated on the agenda. Comments will be received in the order the cards are turned in to the City Clerk. Failure of a person to promptly respond when their time to speak is called shall result in the person forfeiting their right to address the Mayor and City Council.

 

Rule 3. The presiding officer may request that a member of the public providing comment audibly state into the microphone, if one is present, his or her name and address before beginning comment. If that person is representing a group or organization, the presiding officer may request that the speaker identify that group or organization, including that group or organization's   Address.

 

Rule 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 2 and 3 above, a person shall not be required to provide their name or address as a condition of speaking.

Rule 5. Time Limits:

5. 01 Each member of the public shall have a reasonable time, not to exceed three ( 3) minutes per meeting, to address items on the agenda and items not on the agenda but within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Mayor and City Council.

 

5. 02 Notwithstanding the time limits set forth in subsection 5. 01 above, any member of the public desiring to provide public testimony at a public hearing shall have a   reasonable time, not to exceed ( 3) minutes, to provide testimony during each

public hearing.

Any member of the public desiring to speak to the Mayor and City Council and the Mayor and City Council Acting as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency concerning any matter not on the agenda but which is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Mayor and City Council and the Mayor and City Council Acting as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency may address the body at the end of the meeting, during the period reserved for public comments. Said total period for public comments shall not exceed 60 minutes, unless such time limit is extended by the Mayor and City Council and the Mayor and City Council Acting as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency. A three­ minute limitation shall apply to each member of the public, unless such time limit is extended by the Mayor and City Council and the Mayor and City Council Acting as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency. No member of the public shall be permitted to "share" his/her three minutes with any other member of the public.

 

Speakers who wish to present documents to the governing body may hand the documents to the City Clerk at the time the request to speak is made.

 

The Mayor and City Council and the Mayor and City Council Acting as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency may refer any item raised by the public to staff, or to any commission, board, bureau, or committee for appropriate action or have the item placed on the next agenda of the Mayor and City Council and the Mayor and City Council Acting as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency. However, no other action shall be taken nor discussion held by the Mayor and City Council and the Mayor and City Council Acting as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency on any item which does not appear on the agenda unless the action is otherwise authorized in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (b) of Section 54954.2 of the Government Code.

 

Public comments will not be received on any item on the agenda when a public hearing has been conducted and closed.