Procedures for Addressing City Council


GENERAL INFORMATION

The City Council offers the public an opportunity to bring topics and issues to Council’s attention. Each regular City Council meeting the Council reserves 60 minutes at the beginning for public concerns.

Addressing the City Council on Ordinances:

Public comment for proposed ordinances is taken on the date of the scheduled public hearing for the ordinances. Public comment is not taken on the date the ordinances are introduced.

City Council encourages your participation in the Council meeting and in your City government.

Ordinance 018031
Ordinance 018390
Ordinance 018466
Rules of Order Resolution


CALL TO THE PUBLIC - ITEMS NOT ON THE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

The City Council offers the public an opportunity to bring topics and issues to Council’s attention. It is called the “Call to the Public”. Each regular City Council meeting the Council reserves 60 minutes at the beginning for public concerns. Individuals who would like to address the Council must sign up using the following form and the form is only available biweekly from 12:00 AM Monday to 08:00 AM Tuesday.

You may fill out the form in person, fax or by e-mail and submit it to the City Clerk’s office. You may submit it to us in advance of the meeting date or you may sign up that date in person at the table outside Council Chambers. Each participant will be limited to three minutes to make comments.  Any group of five or more persons must appoint one person to present the group’s views to the City Council and will be limited to three minutes to make comments to Council.

Call to the Public - Online Sign Up Form
(NOTE: This form is only available biweekly from 12:00 AM Monday to 8:00 AM Tuesday)
Call to the Public - Printable Sign Up Form

Due to the Open Meetings Act, Call to the Public forms may be accepted by the City Clerk and the form is only available biweekly from 12:00 AM Monday to 8:00 AM Tuesday.

The form may be submitted in person, by fax or by email, for topics that are NOT on the current Agenda.

The Call to the Public is reserved for items generated by the public. It is not for items already posted on the City Council agenda. If you wish to sign up to speak on items that ARE posted on the City Council agenda, please use the appropriate forms (Public Sign Up Form to Address Regular Agenda Items and Public Sign Up Form to Ask Questions on Consent Agenda Items).

City Clerk Fax 915-212-0050
City Clerk E-mail: cityclerk@elpasotexas.gov


ITEMS ON THE REGULAR AGENDA

City Council encourages members of the public to address items on the Regular Agenda posted for discussion and action. On the day of the meeting by 8:00 a.m., persons wishing to speak may sign up at the City Clerk's table outside the Council chambers. The City Clerk also will accept e-mail or faxed requests in advance of the meeting. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes each.

Please call the City Clerk’s Office at 212-0049 if we may assist you in participating in the City Council meetings.

Regular Agenda Items - Online Sign Up Form
Regular Agenda Items - Printable Sign Up Form


ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA

The City Council offers members of the public the opportunity to ask questions about items on the Consent Agenda. On the day of the meeting by 8:00 a.m., persons wishing to ask questions may sign up by 8:00 a.m. on the Consent Agenda Question Sign Up Sheet located at the City Clerk's table
table outside the Council chambers. The City Clerk also will accept e-mail or fax requests in advance of the meeting date.

Members of the public may not move an item to the Regular agenda for discussion unless the Mayor Pro Tempore approves or if a Council member requests the move to the Regular Agenda.

Consent Agenda Items - Online Sign Up Form
Consent Agenda Items - Printable Sign Up Form
 

Conflict of Interest Forms and Filings

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