City Council Meetings


This page contains general information pertaining to City Council meetings.

The City Council Regular Session meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. All meetings are open to the public and the general public can attend any City Council work session or regular meeting.

Speaking at Council Meetings
The City of King City welcomes and encourages all citizens to express their views to their city leaders in a respectful and appropriate manner. At each meeting there is the opportunity for the public to speak under "Open Forum" on items that are listed on the agenda but not schedule for a public hearing. Citizens have used this opportunity to announce a community event, express a concern, add items for  future agendas, or voice their opinion. Each person’s time is limited to three minutes.

If you wish to speak during a Regular Session fill out a green registration card available before meetings on the table outside Council Chambers and submit it to the Mayor or City Recorder in person. Please note that once the Speakers Registration card has been submitted to the Mayor or City Recorder, it becomes part of the permanent public record.

City of King City Public Meetings must:

  • Be Open      and Accessible to the General Public
         (Except in Executive Session, see ORS 192.660)
  • Be Held      in a Smoke Free and Non-Discriminatory Location within      the City 
         (Except for Training Sessions, see ORS 192.630)
  • Be      Properly Announced in Advance to the General Public
  • Have Interpretive      Services for the Hearing Impaired Available
          

City Council Meetings
There are several session types of City Council meetings, each with a different format to help the Mayor, Councilors and City Staff focus on various topics, craft policy, and conduct the City's business.  Most meetings are open to the public.

Work Sessions are held on an as-needed basis
City Council Chambers, usually at 6 p.m.  OPEN to the public

Regular Sessions are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month
City Council Chambers, 7 p.m.   OPEN to the public

Council Retreats, Tours, andSpecial Sessions are held on an as-needed basis
Various Locations, usually OPEN to the public

Executive Sessions are held on an as-needed basis for limited discussion only.
City Council Chambers, CLOSED to the public, media may attend but cannot report.

The Mayor, or in the Mayor’s absence the Council President, presides over Council meetings in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised Edition.

Contact the City Recorder rsmith@ci.king-city.or.us if you have meeting questions or to submit public comments to the Council.

The City Manager and City Recorder support the Council by working to ensure that the statutes and guidelines of Oregon's Public Meetings Laws (ORS 192.620) are applied appropriately and accurately.  The actions and decisions made at all City meetings are held to these established criteria set by the State of Oregon.