This webpage provides an overview of City Council meetings. Scroll down to read the entire overview.
View meeting times and locations on the City Council page. At Work Sessions, City staff provide reports to the City Council on a variety of items and issues; however, usually, no formal action is taken at Work Sessions. Starting times for each item are approximate.
The City Council agenda also includes actions of the City Council acting in its capacity as successor agency for the San Leandro Redevelopment Agency. In addition, meetings of the Economic Development Agency, Hillside Geologic Hazard Abatement District, Parking Authority and Public Financing Authority are held annually in June, in conjunction with City Council meetings. All actions listed on the agenda are City Council actions, unless otherwise noted.
The City Council is prohibited by State law from discussing items not listed on the agenda unless, by a two-thirds vote, or unanimous vote if less than two-thirds of the members are present, the City Council finds that there is a need to take immediate action, and the need for the action came to the City's attention after the agenda was posted.
Order of Business
- Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call
- Public Hearings
- Public Comments
- City Manager/City Attorney Reports and Comments
- Amendment of Consent Calendar
- Consent Calendar - Consent Calendar items are typically routine in nature and are considered for approval by the City Council with a single action. The City Council may remove items from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Items listed on the Consent Calendar are deemed to have been read by title.
- Items Removed from Consent Calendar
- Action Items
- Report on Closed Session Actions Taken
- City Council Reports
- City Council Calendar and Announcements
- Council Requests to Schedule Agenda Items
The order of business specified in the agenda may be changed if deemed appropriate by the Mayor and agreed to by a majority of the City Council.
The City Council welcomes your participation at meetings. When you address the City Council, you should approach the podium and speak clearly into the microphone, stating your name for the record. There shall be no dialogue between persons speaking from the podium and the City Council until the speaker has completed his or her comments. Your item may be taken under consideration and referred to staff. All personal, racial or ethnic slurs, profane language, or disruptive conduct is prohibited. Any person who disrupts the meeting by expressing such conduct is subject to removal from the meeting and/or arrest.
At Regular Meetings, you have several opportunities for public participation, as follows:
Anyone wishing to speak regarding a Public Hearing should fill out a speaker card prior to the completion of the staff presentation and submit it to the City Clerk. The order of business for Public Hearings is as follows:
- Staff presentation
- Applicant/Appellant - 10 minutes
- City Council Questions/Clarifications
- Public Comments - 5 minutes per speaker, subject to adjustment by the Mayor
- Applicant/Appellant Rebuttal - 5 minutes
- City Council Comments/Questions/Action
The public is invited to make comments on items that are not listed on the Agenda at this time. Public comments are limited to 3 minutes per speaker, subject to adjustment by the Mayor.
Members of the public who wish to address the Council regarding items remaining on the Consent Calendar may do so for up to 3 minutes per item with a maximum of 5 minutes total for all items.
Items Removed from Consent Calendar & Action Items
Public comments on these items will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker, subject to adjustment by the Mayor.
If you wish to address the City Council, you should fill out a speaker card and submit it to the City Clerk prior to or as the item is being announced so that the order of speakers may be determined and an official record of names obtained.
At Work Sessions, the Mayor will inquire if anyone wishes to address the City Council during the portion of the agenda entitled "Public Comments." Public comments are limited to 3 minutes per speaker, subject to adjustment by the Mayor. If you wish to address the City Council, you should approach the podium and speak clearly into the microphone, stating your name for the record.
At Special Meetings, the public may address the City Council concerning an item on the agenda only. Public comments are limited to 3 minutes per speaker, subject to adjustment by the Mayor. If you wish to address the City Council, you should fill out a speaker card and submit it to the City Clerk so that the order of speakers may be determined and an official record of names obtained.
Agendas are available to the public at least 72 hours before the meeting and are posted on the bulletin board outside the East 14th Street entrance to City Hall. Special meeting agendas are available and posted not less than 24 hours before each special meeting. Agendas may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, on the City's website, or by subscribing to our electronic agenda distribution. For information, call the City Clerk's Office at 510-577-3366.
The complete Agenda book is available for review at the City Clerk's Office, at the Main Library, and on the City website. Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the City Council regarding any item on the agenda will be made available for public inspection at the City Clerk's Office, 835 East 14th Street, San Leandro, and on the City's website.
The meeting is shown live on the City of San Leandro's website. The video recording of the meeting will remain accessible to the public on the City of San Leandro's website.
If special accommodations are required for the disabled, please call the City Clerk's Office at 510-577-3366 or TDD at 510-577-3343.