St. Augustine City Commission meets at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Monday in The Alcazar Room on the first floor of City Hall, located at 75 King Street. The meetings stream live online at CityStaugTV, and are broadcast simultaneously on GTV, Comcast Channel 3. City Commission meetings are available within 24 hours as videos online and on-demand. View instructions and guidelines for virtual (CMT) meetings here Version OptionsCity CommissionHeadline.
Agendas with hyperlinks to the ordinances and resolutions are posted on Tuesday preceding the Monday meeting. Minutes are posted after approval by the City Commission. Inquiries regarding draft versions of minutes should be directed to the City Clerk’s office at 904-825-1007. All agendas and minutes are in PDF.
Presentations for Commission meetings must be presented to the City Manager for approval no later than ten working days prior to the next City Commission meeting. A completed Presentation Support Services Request form (PDF) must accompany the presentation when submitted to the City Manager’s Office or to the appropriate staff for any other meeting. Presentations not submitted within the designated deadline are likely not to be incorporated into a meeting’s agenda. Presentation material becomes part of the official and public record of the meeting and will not be returned following the meeting.
All materials to be given to the Commission, printed and non-printed, must be presented to the City Clerk prior to the meeting to ensure a complete record of the meeting is kept. To maintain proper decorum and protocol during the meeting, no materials may be presented to the Commissioners themselves during the meeting.
People of all religious affiliations or of no religious affiliation wishing to present a non-denominational invocation at a commission meeting may request to be placed on the rotation list for future meetings by contacting the City Clerk at 904-825-1007.
Decorum at Meetings
The speaker may present their viewpoint in this limited public forum without using terminology or gestures that cause a disruptive environment for public officials in the discharge of their duties or cause a disruptive environment hostile to the participation of other members of the public. Any person violating the rules of decorum as described in this section or otherwise displaying disruptive behavior, such as but not limited to the following, may be removed from the public assembly pursuant to law:
- Harassing or intimidating members of the public
- Interfering with the duties of elected or appointed officials and City staff during a public meeting
- Issuing threats
- Otherwise interrupting or disrupting the proceedings
Rules of Decorum
Each speaker must comply with the following rules of decorum when addressing the commission, board or committee:
- The speaker may not address the commission, board or committee from the audience.
- The speaker may only approach the podium to speak when recognized by the chairperson.
- The speaker may not approach the dais without the chairperson’s permission.
- The speaker must direct questions and comments at the commission, board or committee, through the chairperson.
- The speaker must observe the time limits set for public comment.
- The speaker at a public hearing must limit his or her comments to the subject of the hearing.
- The speaker must avoid making irrelevant, repetitive, personal, impertinent or slanderous comments.
A speaker violating these rules of decorum or otherwise disrupting a meeting may be gaveled out of order by the chairperson, and if the speaker willfully refuses to abide by the lawful order of the chairperson to cede the floor and cease and desist all disruptive behavior, the speaker may be removed for disrupting a public assembly pursuant to Chapter 87101, Florida Statutes.
Special meetings or workshops identified with a red asterisk (*) may be held at different times and places as identified on each agenda. The meetings may be scheduled (or re-scheduled) because of conflicts with holiday schedules or agendas may address specific issues. To confirm any meeting date, email the City Clerk or call 904-825-1007.