Speaking Before the Council Information
At the beginning of public meetings, the agenda will include the item “Public Comment.” During this time, citizens may address the City Council on any subject matter, including those listed on the agenda. Speaker comments are limited to a total of three minutes per speaker regardless of the number of agenda items to be addressed. During Public Comment, the City Council may not deliberate any item not listed on the agenda; as such, the City Council will listen to public comment and may (i) refer the item to City Management for further action or (ii) direct staff for the placement of the item on a future agenda.
If an item on the meeting agenda provides for a Public Hearing, a person wishing to make comments on the subject of a Public Hearing will be given an opportunity to speak at the time of the Public Hearing. Speaker comments for public hearings are limited to a total of five minutes per speaker.
A countdown timer is provided on the podium. The time clock at the podium will keep time for the speaker and will flash a yellow light when there are 30-seconds remaining on the allotted time. Speakers should begin wrapping up their comments at that time. The time clock will flash a red light and emit a beeping sound when the time has expired.
|All speakers shall comply with the City Council’s rules of decorum, which include:
Should you have questions concerning the procedure or the Speaker Registration Form, please contact the City Secretary’s Office.
910 South Friendswood Drive
Friendswood, Texas 77546-4856
Phone: (281) 996-3270 Fax: (281) 482-1634