Citizens have several avenues for addressing the Mayor and Town Council during a regular Council Meeting. You may appear as a Scheduled or Unscheduled Public Appearance. You may also speak concerning a specific agenda item or at a Public Hearing.
Procedures are as follows:
Scheduled Public Appearance: Call the Town Hall at 480-730-3080 at least 48 hours before the Regular Meeting and provide your name, daytime phone number and the specific topic you will be addressing. The Mayor will call you to the podium at the appropriate time where you may address the Council for up to 3 minutes.
Unscheduled Public Appearance: Complete a "Speaker Comment Card" provided in the Council Chambers and turn it in to the Town Clerk. The Mayor will call you to the podium where you will be allowed to address the Council for up to 3 minutes. State Statute prohibits the Town Council from discussing an item that is not on the agenda; however, the Council does listen to your concerns and will have Staff follow-up on any questions you raise.
Agenda Items Including Public Hearings: Complete a "Speaker Comment Card" and turn it in to the Town Clerk. During discussion of the item, the Mayor will accept public comments based on the speaker cards. If you wish not to speak, you may indicate your support or opposition on the speaker card.
When the Mayor acknowledges you, please step up to the podium, state your name and address for the record and proceed to speak clearly into the microphone.