Citizens to be Heard:
The opportunity to speak to the City Council is provided for those who have a question or comment on an agenda item or a City of Wheaton issue. The City Council appreciates hearing from our residents and your thoughts and questions are valued. The City Council strives to make the best decisions for the City and public input is very helpful.
Respect for the duties of the City Council and for the democratic process will be adhered to—in this regard, civility and a sense of decorum will be strictly followed. All speakers must address their comments to the Mayor. Comments that are personally condescending will not be permitted. Speakers shall be courteous and should not make statements that are personally disrespectful to members of the City Council.
Please use the podium in the center aisle as the proceedings are videotaped. Please announce your name and address before commenting—all public comments are limited to five (5) minutes and each citizen will be permitted to speak only once.
Comments related to specific agenda items can be made when the item is discussed. If your matter needs to be discussed in more detail, please attend the City Council’s monthly Coffee with Council Session or present your comments in writing.
A member of the public may request that a Consent Agenda item be removed from the Consent Agenda during Citizens to be Heard. The Mayor may ask for a brief explanation of the reason for the request. The item will be removed from the Consent Agenda upon the concurrence of any member of the City Council. If the item is not removed, the member of the public may address the Consent Agenda item during “Citizens to be Heard.”