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When and where does City Council meet?

Are meetings open to the public?

What is Council Chambers’ seating capacity?

When and where does City Council meet?

The City Council adopts the official regular meeting schedule at the beginning of each year.  City Council meets two Mondays each month at 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time in Council Chambers, room 301 on the third floor of the Civic Center.  The Civic Center is located in downtown Evansville at 1 N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Evansville, Indiana 47708. 

However, if Council committee meeting is scheduled, times vary and typically occur between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Check the agenda prior to each meeting to ensure you have the correct time and date.

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes, all meetings are held pursuant to Indiana’s Open Door Law I.C. § 5-14-1.5-1 et seq.  City Council welcomes the public and encourages your civic participation.  View the City Council Meeting Schedule to see a list of regular City Council meetings or visit the “Upcoming Events” section at www.evansville.in.gov/accessevc to live stream meetings at your computer and access meeting materials.

Watch live during meeting time.  On television's WNIN or online at www.evansville.in.gov/accessevc by selecting the “City Council Meeting” under the “Upcoming Events” header.

“Upcoming Events” are arranged by date, with the most recent at the top of the list.  To watch the meeting and view agenda documents, click “Video”.  To listen to the meeting, click “Audio”.  To view documents, click “Agenda” or “Minutes”.

Watch after the meeting.  Archived videos of meetings are easier to navigate than ever!  Topics of discussion are time-stamped within the video allowing viewers the ability to quickly jump to any topic by clicking on the agenda item.

To view archived meeting footage at www.evansville.in.gov/accessevc by selecting “For Archived Events” and then select “City Council” for a list of archived meeting information to view.

Help and troubleshooting for streaming can be found at http://granicus.force.com/citizen/.

What is Council Chambers’ seating capacity?

Posted capacity is 76 and is enforced.

In order to prevent obstructed views, distractions, and safety hazards, no person shall be permitted to bring signs, placards, or posters of any design in council chambers during the course of Council meetings; provided, however, that approved presentation materials for scheduled presenters may be permitted by Council. Council chambers attendance shall be limited to the posted seating capacity as determined by the State Fire Marshal.

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