City Council meets in regular session at 7 p.m.
on the first and third Monday of every month. Council work sessions also take
place monthly, generally on the second Monday. On occasion throughout the year,
a Council meeting may instead be scheduled on a Tuesday or Thursday due to a
federal-holiday Monday or Election Day Tuesdays. Please consult the Council calendar for the
All meetings are open to the public and are televised on CTN and available live online.
Any member of the public may reserve public commentary time at the beginning of a Council meeting. Call the city clerk's office at 734.794.6140 beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of the meeting to reserve one of 10 public speaking times. Priority is set by City Council Rules, currently giving priority to those who have not previously spoken at the last two meetings and those who wish to address Council on agenda items.
Please note: Speakers may not use public commentary-reserved time to address Council on an agenda item for which a public hearing is scheduled for the same meeting.
There is also general public commentary at the end of each meeting. No special advanced notification is necessary to speak during general time, and there is no limit to the number of people who can speak at this time.
City Council Meeting Speaker Guidelines
Speakers are given only three minutes each. Speakers are not permitted to sign up for other individuals or grant their reserved time to an alternate speaker.
Caucus meetings are optional meetings of the mayor and members of Council to discuss and gather information on issues that are or will be coming before them for consideration. They may be partisan (the Council members of the same political party) or joint (Council members of all political parties) caucus meetings.
Caucus meetings are open to the public, and provide an opportunity for citizens to informally speak with Council members about items that are on the Council agenda.
When and where are caucuses held?
Beginning with the first meeting in January 2017, Council no longer meets in regularly scheduled joint caucus meetings.
Please call the mayor's office during regular business hours to confirm Caucus meeting schedules, 734.794.6161.
How do I arrange to speak at a caucus meeting?
When held, speaking at caucus is on a first-come, first-served basis to address the caucus.