The Mayor and Council members meet in open session on each Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 425 East State Street. Whenever there is a Monday holiday, the Mayor and Council meet on Tuesday.
Agendas for the City Council meeting and standing City Council Committes are now included with meeting minutes. Please review the current week's minutes for next week's agendas.
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Please note that pursuant to 5 ILCS120/2.06. Minutes; right to speak
(b) A public body shall approve the minutes of its open meeting within 30 days after that meeting or at the public body's second subsequent regular meeting, whichever is later. The minutes of meetings open to the public shall be available for public inspection within 10 days after the approval of such minutes by the public body.
Public Participation at City Council Meetings
City of Rockford Public Participation Regulations allow for a maximum of five (5) members of the public may speak for up to three (3) minutes each at each meeting. A written request to address City Council must be submitted to the City of Rockford Legal Department, 7th floor, City Hall, 425 E. State Street, on the form attached, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday immediately preceding the council meeting in which you’d like to speak, and no earlier than one (1) week prior to the meeting.
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Public Notice of the Schedule of Regular Meetings
Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2.02 through 120/2.06, public notice of the schedule of the regular meetings is given as follows:
CITY COUNCIL: Generally Mondays 5:30 p.m., unless Monday falls on a holiday (in which case the meeting generally falls on Tuesday). Meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 425 East State Street.
CITY COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES: Standing committee meetings are generally held as follows:
Code and Regulation: Second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers 2nd floor, or as scheduled.
Finance and Personnel: Second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers 2nd floor, or as scheduled
Planning and Development: Second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers 2nd floor, or as scheduled
Housing Committee: Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:15 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers 2nd floor, or as scheduled
Legislative Lobbying: No set schedule
The clerk of the City of Rockford will have up to date information as to the time and place of meetings. Information can be obtained from Chasity Bailey at the offices of the City Legal Department, 425 E. State, 61104, or by calling 779-348-7391. Information as to the agendas for the standing committees may be obtained from committee secretaries: Code & Regulation - Sheila Alexander 779-348-7383, Planning & Development – Nora Doyle at 779-348-7394, and Finance & Personnel - Mary B. Johnson at 779-348-7470, Legislative Lobbying – Troiana Gearns at 779-348-7384. A listing of additional meetings is attached.