Public Hearing Procedures
A time set aside during a meeting to allow public testimony on a particular subject matter for which a notice has been published in the official newspaper of the City (if legally required).
The Committee Chair sets the date and time for public hearings.
The Council Committee Coordinator and the originating department determine who will prepare and submit the public hearing notice for publication in Finance and Commerce when legally required.
The originating department cites the legal requirement for the public hearing, if any (i.e. Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 462.357, Subd. 3).
The originating department determines if publication must take place by a certain number of days before the hearing is held.
Public hearing notices include the Council Committee, citation (if any), day and date, time, location, a brief description of the subject matter, and the name and/or phone number of a contact person.
The contact person may be the Council Committee Coordinator or designated staff person familiar with the subject matter.
Minneapolis Notice of Public Hearing
For sign language interpreting services or other ADA, Title II access accommodations, call (612) 673-2626 TTY or (612) 673-3220.
For information, call (name and/or phone number)
Finance and Commerce publishes all notices when legally required.
- City Cable Government Meeting Channel 79: Provides notices to viewers.
- Star Tribune: Publishes notices when there is a legal citation to publish in this newspaper.
- City Council Agenda: May include the date and time for a public hearing when an ordinance is being introduced and the public hearing has been set.
Notices for public hearings not produced by the City Clerk's office are paid from individual department budgets and may be billed directly to the department by Finance and Commerce. Notices for public hearings produced by the City Clerk's office are normally paid from the City Clerk's budget.
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Last updated Nov. 18, 2011