Poll Public Rules

DECORUM FOR POLL PUBLIC

During the Poll Pubic sessions, the President of Council will recognize each speaker.

Once recognized the speaker shall come forward and stand at the designated speaking area.

The speaker shall first state his/her name and address before making any remarks.

The President of Council may waive the requirement for the participant to speak at the designated location if the speaker is limited due to a physical disability.

Each speaker shall be provided up to three (3) minutes to address Council with no right to yield time to other speakers.

The speaker shall refrain from personal comments regarding the administration, council and employees of the city.  Based on the rules of council, those types of comments will not be acceptable in this forum.  If you have issues with certain individuals, you should make an appointment to talk to the appropriate department head.

Defamatory, slanderous, or obscene comments or statements will not be tolerated.

If any violation of the nature stated occurs or if the speaker engages in any inappropriate behavior the Council President shall give the speaker one warning. If any violation continues then the Council President may revoke the participant’s speaking privileges and the speaker may be removed from the Council chambers.