PUBLIC ADVISORY (from City of San Antonio)
Contact: Leticia M. Vacek (210) 207-7253
Citizens to be Heard – Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
To help facilitate the Citizens to be Heard Session, the Office of the City Clerk reminds community members who wish to speak, to please observe the following guidelines:
· Pursuant to City Code, Part II, Division 2, Sec. 2-35 (Rules Addressing the City Council), persons may address the City Council on any topic related to city business. Any person wishing to do so must sign the register provided by the City Clerk no later than 6 p.m. for Wednesday sessions.
· Citizens can sign-up online from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, or if necessary, citizens can physically sign-up beginning at 4 p.m. at the City Council Chambers. Sign-up will be closed at 6 p.m. It is important to sign up by 6 p.m. to ensure your name is added to the sign-up list. Online sign-up will ensure a citizen’s name is added to the sign-up list; therefore, online sign-up is encouraged to ensure citizens meet the deadline.
· Citizens can enter Council Chambers from the entrance on Main Plaza. Seating is not guaranteed due to the large crowd being anticipated. Therefore, arrive early to the Council Chambers. If a speaker yields their time to someone else, that person needs to be present to confirm they are yielding their opportunity to speak.
· Electronic sign-up is available at https://www.sanantonio.gov/ctbh/. The link to sign-up will appear on this site beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday only.
· All persons attending the B-Session/Citizens to be Heard Session will be required to go through the security station. To avoid delays, please ensure you do not have any metal objects, such as pocketknives, fingernail clippers, lighters, etc. Anyone with these items will be asked to return them to their vehicles, or dispose of them in the trash bin. Additionally, no food or drinks are allowed in the Council Chambers. Citizens with water bottles, coffee mugs, or any other similar items will be asked to dispose of them.
· Signs on a pole or on a stick are not allowed in Council Chambers. Small hand-held signs will not be allowed if the person is sitting, as it will obstruct the view of persons sitting behind them.
· The Mayor or Presiding Officer may, at any time at their discretion, reduce the time a person has to address the City Council.