-Request form to speak at the City Council Meeting

Regular City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month in the Municipal Building, Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. located at 201 W. Gray.

You are required to sign up in advance of the meeting on the City’s webpage, by calling the City Clerk's Office (405-366-5406), or at the Council Chambers prior to the start of the meeting with your name, ward, and item you wish to speak to including whether you are a proponent or opponent. When the time comes for public comments, the Clerk will call your name and you can make your way to the podium. Comments may be limited on items of higher interest, if so, the Mayor will announce that at the beginning of the meeting. Participants may speak one time only up to 3 minutes per person per item. There will be no yielding of time to another person. Sign up does not guarantee you will get to speak if the allotted time for that item has already been exhausted. If there is time remaining after those registered to speak have spoken, persons not previously signed up may have the opportunity to speak. Comments received must be limited to the motion on the floor only.

Beginning on July 07, 2021 City Council Meeting Agendas will be posted on the New Public Meetings Directory Page once they become available. If you are looking for an agenda prior to July 07, 2021 please click on the Agenda and Minutes Finder for all Public Meetings. If you have any questions please contact the City Clerk's office at 405-366-5386. 

August 3, 2021 Special Session Agenda 

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Items that are up for Public Comment


Item 2 : APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL OF CITY ATTORNEY BY CITY COUNCIL

Recommended by the Charter Review Commission with a vote of 8-3. 

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Item 3: ARTICLE II, SECTION 1 TO CONSIDER INCREASING THE MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED FOR THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS.

Language recommended by the Charter Review Commission that would provide an initial increase in annual stipend (applicable to terms following expiration of current Councilmember and Mayor terms), and providing for a Compensation Commission that would determine additional increases every 3 years. 

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Item 4: ARTICLE II, SECTIONS 2, 5, 6 AND 14 TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR COUNCILMEMBERS SHOULD BE CHANGED FROM TWO TO THREE YEARS, AND WHETHER THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR MAYOR BE CHANGED FROM THREE YEARS TO FOUR YEARS.

Language recommended by the Charter Review Commission to provide for 3 year terms for all ward representatives. No changes to the term of office for the Mayor recommended by the Charter Review Commission. 

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Item 5: ARTICLE II, SECTION 2 TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR COUNCILMEMBERS AND MAYOR SHOULD EXPIRE ON THE LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH IN WHICH A RUNOFF ELECTION IS HELD OR SCHEDULED TO BE HELD.

Language recommended by the Charter Review Commission to change the beginning and end date of terms such that a new term would begin (and the prior term end) on the first Tuesday following certification of the elections results for the new term. 

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Item 6: ARTICLE II, SECTION 2 OF THE CHARTER TO REQUIRE A CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL TO RESIDE IN THE WARD IN WHICH HE OR SHE SEEKS ELECTION FOR A MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO FILING FOR SAID OFFICE.

Language recommended by the Charter Review Commission to require residency within the ward for 6 months prior to filing for elective office with provisions made for cases where ward boundaries have changed. 

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Item 7: ARTICLE XVI, SECTION 2 OF THE CHARTER TO REQUIRE THE CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A VOTE OF THE ELECTORATE TO INCREASE CITY UTILITY RATES UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Language recommended by the Charter Review Commission to require Staff to prepare a rate study for each utility annually and requiring Council to submit a rate increase for one or more utilities at the next Council election, and making provision for situations where an additional rate increase may be needed to meet an unexpected need.

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Item 8: ARTICLE VI, SECTION 1 OF THE CHARTER TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF NORMAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUTHORITY FROM NINE TO ELEVEN MEMBERS.

Language recommended by the Charter Review Commission to increase the number of board members from 9 to 11, provided that at least 9 of the members are Norman residents. 

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Item 9: ARTICLE 11, SECTION 22 TO CONSIDER ALLOWING THE OUTGOING COUNCILMEMBER CREATING THE VACANCY TO APPOINT HIS OR HER SUCCESSOR, OR TO REQUIRE A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE CALLED FOR THE PURPOSE OF FILLING SUCH VACANCY.

Language recommended by the Charter Review Commission to clarify that Council can either appoint someone to fill the vacancy or call a special election. Language also recommended to eliminate confusion about appointments being for the remainder of the term.

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Item 10: ARTICLE XIII, RECALL OF ELECTIVE OFFICERS TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE LANGUAGE SHOULD BE MODIFIED.

The Charter Review Commission recommended changes to Article XIII to address potential timing conflicts with existing elections, ensuring the Clerk has adequate time to review signed petitions, and incorporating state law where appropriate in light of In re: Petition to recall Ward Three City Comm'r Ezzell, 2021 OK 5.

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