The Mayor and City Council welcome your comments and input on all topics. There are several ways to communicate with your elected officials.
Public forums are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, at the beginning of City Council meetings. Members of the public may sign up to speak on any topic not scheduled for a public hearing at the same meeting. See our Public Webcasts and Meeting and Materials web page for information on how to provide testimony.
Public hearings are scheduled on specific topics and are generally held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Members of the public who sign up to speak must speak only on the topic that is the subject of the hearing. See our Public Webcasts and Meeting and Materials web page for information on how to provide testimony. Proposed ordinances are posted online in advance of the public hearings.
Alternatives to Testifying in Public
If you are unable to attend a council meeting or are uncomfortable speaking in public, you may submit written testimony to the City Manager’s Office via email, U.S. mail, or in person. Written correspondence on Public Hearing topics must be submitted in a timely manner in order to become a part of the public record.
You can contact the mayor, council or individual city councilor about any issue by telephone, mail or email. Concerns or complaints about city services may be directed to the City Manager’s Office at 541-682-5010.
When submitting your comments, please include your ward number or address in your communication to the City Council. Providing this information will identify concerns and questions for the City Councilor representing your ward.