Work sessions are public meetings facilitated by staff concerning a specific topic. Information is presented to Council by staff and invited guests. Council does not vote or take any action because work sessions are information only. Public testimony is not taken. The public and press may attend all work sessions when held in person or watch the live broadcast online or on cable tv.
City Council meets in executive sessions to discuss sensitive matters, including litigation and labor negotiations. Executive sessions are not broadcast or recorded and limited attendance is designated under Oregon Revised Statutes 192.660. Members of the press may contact the staff member listed on the meeting event to inquire about attending the executive session.
Public Hearings, Community Meetings, and Listening Sessions
City Council may host or attend a public hearing, community meeting, or listening session on a particular topic of community interest. The public and press may attend when held in person or remotely. If public testimony will be taken, details will be provided on the meeting event for how to participate.