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City of Puyallup

Citizen Participation

Citizens are welcome to attend all City Council meetings.  The agenda and full meeting packet for council meetings are posted on the city's website prior to the meeting.  You may sign up to be notified when a new agenda is available on the web.  Paper copies of the agendas are also available at the meeting. 

Citizen Comments

Regular meetings:  A portion of all City Council regular meetings is set aside for citizen comments,  typically near the beginning of the meeting.  Citizen Comment sign up sheets are available at the table adjacent to the City Clerk's desk, but are not mandatory.  If you fill out a sign-up sheet at the meeting, please give the form to the City Clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting.  The Mayor will use these forms to call citizens to the podium first.  Each citizen has three minutes to speak to the Council.

Council Work sessions:  The Mayor will allow citizens to comment on the topics of a city council work session at the end of the work session meeting.  Citizens will have two minutes to speak to the Council on work session agenda items. 

Public Hearings:  Sign up forms are available for citizens wishing to speak during a public hearing and can be located at the table adjacent to the City Clerk's desk.  All public hearing(s) are listed on the agenda, a document that displays the order of items for discussion during a meeting.  During a public hearing staff provides a presentation, after which the Mayor will open the hearing for public comments.  At that time you may come forward to the podium, state your name and voice your support, opposition, or question relating to the issue.   The Council will establish the time limits on public testimony.