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City Council from left to right: Sam Weaver, Lisa Morzel, Matthew Appelbaum, Jan Burton, Aaron Brockett, Suzanne Jones (Mayor 2015-2017), Bob Yates, Mary Young (Mayor Pro Tem 2015-2016) and Andrew Shoemaker (Mayor Pro Tem 2016-2017)

Regular City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Council Chambers located in the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway St. Check the Upcoming Meeting Dates tab below for scheduled events. Visit Council Resources for further information.  At the February 21, 2017 council meeting, Council updated the procedures for "Speaking at Council Meetings" found under the Speak at Meetings tab below.

Meeting agendas are generally posted on the Thursday prior to each council meeting. View "Meetings Agendas and Materials" or "Study Session Agendas and Materials" below for current agendas.

General Information

Meeting Agendas and Materials

Study Session Agendas and Materials

Meeting Action Summaries

Information Packets

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Upcoming Events

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events

  

Watch Live or Archived Meetings

City Council meetings are televised live on Channel 8 and re-broadcast on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. DVDs are available for checkout at Channel 8.

Watch live City Council meetings and view previously recorded meetings online.

Speak at Meetings

City Council meetings are open to the public and you may sign up to speak to council about city issues. For more information, visit Speaking at City Council Meetings pdf. You can sign up online through Eventbrite to speak on open comment items for meetings. Read Rules of Decorum pdf for details on how council meetings are run and expectations for participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the City of Boulder governed?

The City of Boulder has a council-manager form of government. Under this form of government, the elected City Council sets the policies for the operation of the Boulder government. The administrative responsibility of the city rests with the City Manager who is appointed by the City Council.

How is City Council structured?

The City Council consists of nine members, including a mayor and mayor pro tem selected by the council members. City Council members are elected to four- or two-year terms depending how many votes they receive. Council members may serve three terms in a lifetime. The City of Boulder conducts its general elections on the first Tuesday in November of odd numbered years.

Are City Council members elected by districts or wards?

No, all City Council members are elected at-large. Each member is elected by and represents the entire city. Council members may serve three terms in a lifetime. 

Where can I find information about elections?

Visit Election Information for details about upcoming elections, including seats on City Council.

What's the difference between a City Council meeting and study session?

Study sessions give City Council the chance to work on a particular issue or set of issues. While council may give direction to city staff during a study session, no votes are cast during these meetings. Both City Council meetings and study sessions are open to the public, but only City Council meetings have open comment/public hearings.

What's the difference between open comment and a public hearing at a meeting?

Open comment is held at the beginning of City Council meetings and provides an opportunity for speakers to address any issue(s) not scheduled for a public hearing. Sign up online prior to 4:30 p.m. or in person beginning at 5 p.m. Special City Council meetings do not have open comment.

Public hearings are identified on the agenda and you may sign up for that topic beginning at 5 p.m. There is no online sign up for public hearings. 

For more information, visit Speaking at City Council Meetings pdf.

How can I contact City Council?

General inquires can be sent to council@bouldercolorado.gov . Contact information is available for individual City Council Members.

What projects is City Council working on?

Council Committee Assignments pdf  At the Annual Council Retreat, Council Members select the internal and external committees where they represent the city. 

The Council Action Guide outlines priorities, projects and enhancements to core services that have been identified by City Council.

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