The Brookings City Council is a part-time legislative body responsible for the legislative function of the city: reviewing and adopting policies responsive to the community. All of the council members serve at large, which means that each member represents the entire city. Learn more about your City Council.
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Brookings City Council Members
City Council Meetings
Regular Action Meetings
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month | 6:00 pm | Open to the Public
3rd Tuesday of each month | 5:15 pm | Open to the Public (No Public Comment)
The purpose of a study session is for educational information on previously-agreed upon issues. Either the City Management or the City Council can request that specific items be put on the Study Session calendar for a more in-depth discussion. Items range from specific projects, to upcoming legislation, to entire City departments giving updates. These are open public meetings and anyone is welcome to attend. However, no public hearings or public input will be received, except by specific invitation of the Council for purposes of education on the specific issue at hand. The topics will then be forwarded to a future, regular Council meeting for action.
Brookings City & County Government Center
520 3rd Street | Chambers, Room 310 (3rd floor) | Brookings, SD
The City Council welcomes participation in all public meetings. During this time of concern with COVID-19, City Council meetings will remain open to the public; social distancing will be followed with 3rd floor lobby as an over-flow area. Here's what you need to know to attend, participate and/or view:
- Before the Meeting: Provide an eComment
- In-Person Participation: Provide a live comment at the City Council Chambers. NOTE: Due to COVID-19, seating will be limited.
- Online Participation: Provide a live comment via Go2Meeting. Register using the Engage Brookings app or at www.engagebrookings.com to receive the participation instructions and link.
- Watch Live: Local Cable Channel 9 (Swiftel and Mediacom), YouTube, or City LiveTV.
Unable to attend? Send a letter (Brookings City Council, 520 3rd St., Suite 230, Brookings, SD 57006), send a fax (605-692-6907), or send an email (email@example.com) to be made part of the official record.
Open Forum Details & Decorum
To ensure continuity of meeting proceedings, the City of Brookings asks all participants to maintain respect and civility for the good of the order. Background noise, clapping and/or comments will create challenges and delay proceedings. Individuals are asked to show respect for all those who attend and speak as well as respect for the process.
- Public comments are an opportunity for the Council to listen
- Public comments should be directed to Council
- Public comments will alternate between in person and virtual
- Show respect to those speaking by remaining silent
- Do not engage or discuss other speakers within the public hearing
- Everyone will be allowed one time to speak
- All will be granted up to 3 minutes to speak
- Your full name and address will be requested prior to any comments
- Be concise and avoid duplicated comments
- When the Mayor closes the public hearing, Council will have the floor and no public comment will be taken unless asked
To speak during the Open Forum, you may talk on any item and/or concern not scheduled for a public hearing. If you want to speak on the topic at a public hearing scheduled for that evening, you must comment during the public hearing portion of the meeting. When you talk with the Council, step up to a microphone and speak into it clearly. Identify yourself by stating your name. You're not required to give this information but it's helpful for the Council to know who you are.
If speaking for a group, you must tell the Council how the group developed the position that you're presenting.
If previous speakers have already made the comments you wish to make, feel free simply to identify yourself and indicate your agreement with what's already been said.