Citizen Participation

Encouraging Participation

City government encourages citizen participation with a flexible structure that involves neighborhoods, businesses, and other community interests.

  • Council meetings are held in a variety of settings around the city.
  • The City Council represents defined geographic districts.
  • Regular town meetings supplement official hearings.
  • A Youth Council advises the City on matters that affect non-voting community members.
  • Citizens contribute up to two hours per month in government service-creating understanding and breaking down barriers between City departments and residents.
  • City departments proactively help citizens to ensure projects are in compliance with City regulations and ordinances.

The Complete List

  • Information
  • Representation
  • Town Meetings
  • Youth Involvement