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Gardena, CA 90247
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Meeting Times
The Gardena City Council regularly meets on the second and fourth Tuesday each month at 7:30 p.m., with the Mayor presiding. The Mayor and Council members each have a single vote. Three members constitute a quorum and most motions require a majority vote for passage. All regular Council meetings are broadcast live and are recorded to replay on cable television (either channel 22 or 31, depending on your cable service provider).

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Copies of the Agenda
Copies of the meeting agenda are available just inside the entrance to the Council Chamber the evening of the Council meeting, from the City Clerk's Office during regular business hours, and by clicking here. The entrance to the Council Chamber, located at the east end of City Hall, typically opens at 6:45 p.m.

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The Agenda
The Council meeting agenda is comprised of primarily seven (7) major sections, they are:

Presentations/Proclamations/Appointments - which may include Council appointments to commissions, corporations, boards and committees.

Consent Calendar -
which covers routine administrative matters. These are not discussed and may be all approved as recommended on the staff reports. Any item may be excluded by a Council member's request.

Items Excluded from the Consent Calendar - Any item requested to be pulled by a member of Council from the Consent Calendar is heard under this section of the agenda.

Planning & Environmental Quality Commission Action Sheet - This is a list of items and actions taken and/or recommended by the Planning & Environmental Quality Commission related to city building, planning, land use, and zoning matters.

Oral Communications - is reserved for individuals who want to address the Council on matters not listed on the agenda. Oral communications will be heard at or before 8:30 p.m. Speakers are limited to 3 minutes, unless the time is extended by the City Council.

Departmental Items - This includes items intended for Council discussion and action.

Council Items and Directives - Council items are placed on the agenda by the Council for discussion and action. Directives are instructions conveyed to staff by a motion and second of the Council.

If an assisted listening device is needed, please contact the City Clerk prior to the start of the Council meeting to make the necessary arrangements. The use of cell phones, pagers, and other communication devices is prohibited while the Council meeting is in session. Please turn all devices off or place them on a silent alert; exit the Chamber to use.

City Council ChambersThe City Council will hear from the public on any item on the agenda or any item of interest that is not on the agenda. The City Council cannot legally take action on any item not scheduled on the agenda. Such items may be referred for administrative action or scheduled on a future agenda. In either case, the speaker will be required to complete a form entitled
Request to Address City Council. This form is also available just inside the entrance to the Council Chamber. Hand the completed form to the Sergeant-at-Arms prior to the start of the meeting when possible, but before discussion has commenced on any specific agenda item of interest. The public has the opportunity to address the City Council at the following times:

arrow Agenda Items - at the time the City Council considers the item or during Oral Communications

arrow Non-agenda Items - during the time period set-aside on the agenda for Oral Communications

arrow Public Hearings - at the time set aside on the agenda for Public Hearings listed on the Agenda

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