Council to Consider Amending Procedural Rules

20200131_PublicHearingNotice-socialDES MOINES, IOWA –Monday, August 17, 2020 – In a continuing effort to conduct efficient and orderly meetings while encouraging and supporting thorough and robust citizen input, the City Council this afternoon will consider amending its procedural rules.

The proposed changes would include the following rules: Citizen Agenda Requests, Manner of Addressing Council, Time Limit on Citizen’s Remarks, Remarks of Citizens to be Germane, Failure to Follow Council Rules and Action on Consent Agenda.

According to the Council resolution,

  • Mayor and City Council believe in and wish to support thorough and robust public participation at City Council meetings
  •  Criticism and community feedback are supported and desired by Mayor and Council
  •  Orderly and efficient conduct of meetings, including germane citizen input is essential to good and efficient government
  •  Non-germane and disruptive conduct and behavior can actually limit or deny the free speech rights of other community members by presenting or delaying their opportunities to speak.

To view the proposed amendments, go here. Today’s City Council meeting is at 4:30 p.m. via a Zoom network connection.

 Passcode: 642423

Or join by phone:

Dial: US: +1 312 626 6799 or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 940 1403 8677 1