Monday, December 9, 2019

Agendas 101 - How to make your way around the public documents site

If you've ever watched a City Council meeting you may have heard someone refer to meeting materials and noticed Council Members looking at their tablets or phones. Most items on the meeting agenda have supporting material such as reports, research, or suggested wording. On the public documents site, where all the City Council agendas and minutes are published, you can find those meeting materials as well as minutes and materials from past meetings.

If you click on "Agenda" for the meeting you're interested in, you'll be directed to an interactive version of the meeting's agenda. Clicking on an agenda item will bring up any supporting materials in a column on the right-hand side. Click on the title of the supporting document to open it up.

Now you're ready to follow along during the Council's meetings!


Looking for information from a past Council meeting? 

Click on "Meetings" in the top menu bar and you will see the search page. The "Date Range" box is the only one that is required for the search. There are some presets like "this year," "last month," and "last year," but you can also enter a custom date range for your search.

Want automatic notices of upcoming meetings?

Utah has a public notice website where you can see notices of public meetings, hearings, etc. You can also subscribe to receive notices as they are posted. Visit for more information.

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