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PR *P WELCOME TO YOUR CITY COUNCIL MEETING <br />Thank you for attending an Arcadia City Council meeting. the following information is provided <br />to make the meeting a more meaningful and understandable event. <br />The City of Arcadia is governed by a five- member City Council, which also serves as the <br />Redevelopment Agency. Every even numbered year, either two or three council Members are elected at <br />large to serve four year terms. The City Council elects from its membership a Mayor to serve as the pre- <br />siding officer for a one - year period. <br />The City Manager is employed by the City council to carry out its policies and to serve as the <br />Chief Executive Officer of the City and the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency. <br />REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at <br />7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 240 W. Huntington Drive. Meetings are broadcast live on <br />cable channel 20 and replayed at various times in the following weeks. From time to time, <br />special meetings are scheduled for specific purposes. The City Council follows a regular order of busi- <br />ness as provided in the agenda for each meeting. The agenda is prepared and made available to the <br />public 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Full agenda packages are available <br />for review prior to the meeting in the City Clerk's office at City hall and at the Arcadia Public <br />Library. <br />CITIZEN PARTICIPATION is invited at all City Council meetings. At each regular meeting, time <br />is reserved for those in the audience who wish to address the City Council on any matter. <br />There is a five - minute time limit per person.Please be aware that pursuant to the provisions of <br />the Brown Act, the City Council is prohibited from taking action on any issue not listed on the <br />agenda, unless an emergency exists requiring City council action or an urgent need for action <br />arises after the agenda is prepared. <br />Time is also reserved for individuals wishing to address the City Council about a scheduled <br />"Public Hearing" item. With respect to Public Hearings. persons addressing the City Council should limit <br />their remarks to the matter under consideration. <br />CONSENT CALENDAR items are considered to be routine in nature and may be enacted by <br />one motion. There is no separate discussion on these items unless a Council Member so requests. <br />An ORDINANCE is a City law which can only be amended or repealed by adoption of another <br />Ordinance. A proposed Ordinance requires two readings - an introduction and an adoption - at <br />separate City Council meetings. Ordinances become effective 30 days after adoption. <br />A RESOLUTION is an official statement of City council policy, directs certain administrative or <br />legal action, or embodies a public City Council statement. A Resolution is adopted the same night it is <br />proposed. Once adopted it remains City Council policy unless changed by a <br />subsequent Resolution. <br />In compliance with the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you need special assistance <br />to participate in a City Council meeting, please contact the City Manager's office at (626) 574- <br />5401 at least three (3) working days before the meeting or time when special services are needed. This <br />notification will help City staff in making reasonable arrangements to provide you <br />with access to the meeting. <br />