Council Meeting Procedures

Pursuant to City Code Section 2.003, the City Council may establish procedures for Council Meetings by Resolution. Through Resolution No. 14-20, the City Council of the City of Klamath Falls adopted the Council Procedures for Council Meetings as follows:

1.1.Public Meeting Law

All meetings shall be held in compliance with ORS 192.610 to 192.690 (Public Meeting Law). Except for executive sessions pursuant to ORS 192.660, all regular and special meetings shall be open to the public.

1.2.Calling of Meetings

Meetings may be called by the City Manager, two members of the Council, by the Mayor, or by the President of the Council in the Mayor's absence for all meetings, except regularly scheduled meetings.

1.3.Type of Meetings

1.3.1. Regular Meetings

City Council will meet on the first and third Monday of each month in the City Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m.

When the regular meeting falls on a legal holiday, the Council shall meet on the day following the holiday at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

1.3.2.Executive Sessions

The City Council may hold closed meetings (executive sessions) and a notice calling for an executive session shall identify the specific Oregon Revised Statute allowing for the executive session.

City Council determines which staff members are allowed to attend executive sessions because some executive sessions may discuss sensitive issues that are not appropriate for all staff members. Media representatives will be allowed to attend executive sessions, except for labor negotiations, but information shall not be disclosed.

Final action on any matter discussed in executive session must be taken at an open meeting.

1.3.3.Special Meetings

A special meeting is any council meeting other than the regular meeting which has been called for the purpose of conducting official action.

1.3.4.Emergency Meetings

An emergency meeting is a type of special meeting called without 24 hour notice. An emergency meeting may be called when the need for meeting on a limited issue could not be foreseen and the notice for an emergency meeting shall be provided as soon as possible after becoming aware of the emergency.

1.3.5.Work Sessions

Work sessions of the Council shall be held for the purpose of studying issue(s). Work Sessions are a form of special meeting and the Council may take action at such sessions.