City of Buda Public Comment Procedure VIDEO
The City often receives questions about how the public comment period works during city council, board, and commission meetings. A public comment item is included as part of each item to allow citizens to provide comments and input on items not listed on the agenda. Citizens can also sign up to provide public comment on specific items that are listed on the agenda.
To view the City’s upcoming meetings go to the City’s website at www.ci.buda.tx.us. Click on the government tab at the top of the page and in the drop down menu click “view council, board, and commission meetings. There you will find agendas on upcoming meetings, as well as videos and agendas from previous meetings. The City also displays upcoming meeting agenda’s on the outside monitor near the entrance to the Municipal Building.
All of the City’s council, board and commission meetings take place in city council chambers, unless otherwise noted. Outside the city council chambers you will find this blue public comment form. Please complete the form in its entirety, and give it to the City Clerk of the staff liaison prior to the start of the meeting. To distribute supporting documents or other information, the document and/or information must be submitted to the City Clerk or staff liaison prior to the start of the meeting.
The Mayor or Chairperson may place restrictions on the length of comments. If you are speaking on a non-agenda item, you will be called up during the public comment period at the beginning of the meeting. If you are speaking on an agenda related item, you will be called up during that specific agenda item. If you are speaking on different subjects, a separate form must be completed for each topic.
When you are called to the podium, you will be asked to state your name and address for the public record. Comments made by the public are recorded in the official minutes of the meeting.
State law prevents the city council, board, or commission from engaging in conversations or answering questions related to public comment because those specific items are not posted on the agenda. The city council, board, or commission may direct staff to follow-up with the citizen on their public comments or may request a future agenda item to discuss the item.
If you would like to fill out the public comment form before you get to the meeting, no problem.
Go to our website and click on the government tab. In the drop down menu, click city council. Scroll down the page…and under citizen comments, there is a link to the form that you can download and print out.
The City of Buda welcomes your participation at council, board, and commission meetings.