The Springfield City Council meets regularly in both work sessions and regular meetings. These meetings are open to the public and in conformance with Chapter 192, Oregon Revised Statutes, Public Meetings.
During work sessions, the Council receives information from staff and discusses topics of interest. The work sessions normally are held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month beginning at 5:30 p.m. and may also occur on the first and third Mondays of the month at 6 p.m. These meetings are generally held in the Jesse Maine Room, Springfield City Hall, 225 5th Street in Springfield. The community is invited to attend the work sessions, but public comment is not allowed.
During their regular meetings, Council conducts the business of the City and makes policy decisions. The regular meetings are normally held on the first and third Mondays of the month, starting at 7 p.m., and are held in the Council Chambers, Springfield City Hall, 225 5th Street in Springfield. If that day falls on a legal holiday, the Council will meet on the next regular business day at the same time and location. During the regular meetings, residents may address the Council either during a Public Hearing on a specific subject, or under Business from the Audience on any subject of interest to the community member. Request to speak cards are available at both entrances of the Council Chambers and should be completed prior to the start of the meeting.
If advised by the City Manager or when approved by the Mayor or three members of the Council, special meetings may be scheduled.
Council normally takes a recess during the months of August and December of each year.