Meeting Policies

Meeting Rooms

City of Columbia Meeting Room Policy

Public Comments

If you would like to make a scheduled comment at the beginning of a council meeting you can submit your request online by completing the Scheduled Public Comment Formopens in a new window. Requests for scheduled public comment may also be submitted in writing to the City Manager’s Office, City Hall, Second Floor, 701 E Broadway, P.O. Box 6015, Columbia, Missouri 65205.

Approximately thirty minutes will be designated for the Scheduled Public Comment section of the Council agenda. Topics for public comment will be scheduled on a first come first served basis. Speakers will have three to five minutes to address the City Council as determined by the Mayor.
Scheduled public comments shall not be allowed on any topic related to an agenda item under public hearing, old business, consent agenda, new business or introduction and first reading. No person will be permitted to make scheduled public comment more often than every other month. No single topic shall have more than two speakers.

Zoning Related Items

If you would like to move a zoning related item from the consent agenda to old business, complete and submit this form prior to 12:00 noon the Wednesday before the council meeting at which the council bill is scheduled to be considered for passage.

Special Accommodations & Interpreter Service

Members of the public may attend any open meeting. For requests for accommodations related to disability, please call 573-874-7214. In order to assist staff in making the appropriate arrangements for your accommodation, please make your request as far in advance of the posted meeting date as possible.

Presentation Guidelines

If you would like to project images from a computer to the audience during the meeting, refer to the following guidelines: Instructions For Power Point Presentations In Council Chamber