City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month and begin at 6:00 p.m. Special Called meetings, Workshops and/or Public Hearings are scheduled as necessary, with the approval of the Mayor.
Agendas are posted on the front door of City Hall 72 hours prior to the meeting(s). Copies of the agendas are available online.
Council Meeting Packets
To request to be on the agenda, you need to fill out an Agenda Item Request form. The completed form with your name, address, telephone number, fax number if available, and specific request, along with support documentation, must be received by the City Secretary's office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday the week prior to the regular Council meeting you have requested to attend. Agenda Request Form
Note: Agenda items shall be scheduled as soon as possible by the Mayor, but no later than thirty (30) days from the date of the written request, per Ordinance 1096.
House Bill 2840
House Bill 2840 became effective on September 1, 2019. The bill amends the Texas Open Meetings Act to provide that “a governmental body shall allow each member of the public who desires to address the body regarding an item on an agenda for an open meeting of the body to address the body regarding the item at the meeting before or during the body’s consideration of the item.” Before the passage of the bill, the public had only the right to observe, rather than speak at, an open meeting of a governmental body.
Attached in this link City of Bay City Public Comments Guide 2019 is the City of Bay City's guide for Public speaking and comments during a meeting.