There are two agendas for each Mayor and Council meeting: the Study Session Agenda, and the Regular Session Agenda. The Regular Session Agenda contains the Consent Agenda. A Special Meeting may also be scheduled at the Council's request to discuss one or two topics of importance. Agendas can be viewed by visiting the City Manager's Agenda Office page.
During the Study Session, the Mayor and Council consider ideas proposed by staff, examine issues and problems facing Tucson, hear presentations relating to agenda items, decide how funds may be spent, and direct the City Manager and city staff to take specific action.
At the Regular Session, Mayor and Council may authorize liquor licenses for businesses and special events, approve rezonings, property acquisitions, or sales, proceed with annexations, approve or amend City of Tucson ordinances, or take other action.
The Mayor and Council also schedule public hearings to hear what the citizens of the community have to say about matters the council will vote on. At a public hearing, speakers may voice opinions, concerns, or suggestions to the council.
The public has the opportunity to address the city council on any topic for five minutes at Regular Session meetings during the "Call to the Audience" segment on the agenda.
At these meetings, the Mayor and Council follow an agenda which has a list of items to be discussed or voted on during the meeting. To review a current or past agenda, visit the City Clerk's Office web page.