City Council

COVID-19 Pandemic NoticeCity Hall and council meetings are open to the public, but social distancing guidelines are still in effect so space is limited. A member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting may do so in person, by teleconference or by submitting written comments (see instructions below).  Council meetings will continue to be live-streamed on the city’s website and cable channel.

Meetings occur bi-monthly on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 10 North Robinson Street, Cleburne, TX 76031 for the purpose of enacting local legislation, adopting budgets, determining policies for which City Staff shall execute the laws and administer the government of the City.

Agendas & Minutes:

Agendas are available at least 72 hours prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Citizen Comments & Meeting Participation:

A member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting may do so via the following options:
  • In person Complete a speaker/comment registration card at the entrance of the Council Chambers and turn in to the City Secretary before the meeting begins.
  • Submit questions/comments online:  Complete a speaker/comment registration card found on the city’s website ( Registration cards received by 4:00 p.m. the same day will be distributed to the Council for consideration.
  • Address the Council by phone:  Submit a registration card as directed above by 4:00 p.m. the same day and by 4:45 p.m. call (346) 248-7799 or (888) 788-0099. Enter the Meeting ID 995-6991-0537 and then press #.

How to Appear before City Council, the following process must be followed:

  • The City Council invite citizens to address the Council on any topic. Citizens wishing to speak should complete a Registration Card and present it to the City Secretary before the meeting begins. Each speaker must come to the podium, sign the Register Sheet and identify themselves for Council records.
  • Speakers are allowed 5 minutes and may speak on posted agenda items either during the item’s consideration or under Citizens Comments. Should you wish to comment on a matter not posted, you may do so during Citizens Comments. Speakers who address the Council through a translator will be given at least twice the allotted time.
  • In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the City Council cannot discuss or take action on an unposted item. However, the Mayor may request the City Manager to provide additional information at a future meeting on a matter of general interest to the full City Council, the public at large and to the citizen making the comment. Issues may be referred to City Staff for research and possible future action.
  • Demeaning any individual or group, including insulting the honesty and/or integrity of the Council; profane, insulting or threatening language, racial, ethnic or gender slurs will not be tolerated. Violation of these rules may result in cancellation of time, removal from the Chambers, a contempt citation, and/or such other sanctions as may be authorized by law.

Tips for Successful Presentations: 

  • State your name and address at the start of your presentation.
  • The best presentations about the issue under discussion are to the point. Presentations that are less than three minutes long, but to the point, are more effective than long and repetitive presentations.
  • If your point has been made by previous speakers, feel free to inform the Mayor that you do not need to speak because your point had been raised. You can make a simple statement from your seat such as the following: "I do not wish to speak. My point has been made."
  • If you plan to present Council with information, have it organized and ready to pass to the City Secretary, who will distribute it to Council. Begin your presentation immediately.
  • Address your remarks to the whole Council, rather than to a specific member.
  • When the City Secretary's timer goes off to signal the end of your time, sum up immediately to avoid the Mayor interrupting you with instructions to stop.