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Frequently Asked Questions

The material in this question and answer series is for your information only. It is not legal advice and is not designed to be used in place of legal advice. You should consult your own attorney for legal advice. The St. Joseph Legal Department provides this series to provide a general summary of procedures concerning violations of city ordinances in the City of St. Joseph, Missouri. It is issued to inform generally, not to advise of specific rights. As with any general information, the answers given here may not specifically apply to you.
How do I get on the Council's Agenda?
Citizens may address the Council at regular meetings on the issues listed on the Agenda. Regular Council meetings are every other Monday at 7:00 p.m. For items not on the Agenda, a citizen should contact the City Clerk’s Office the Wednesday prior to the meeting, to secure a place on the Agenda. Rules for City Council meetings are established in the Code of Ordinance and are governed by the sections on rules of order.

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1. How do I become more involved in city government?
2. How do I get on the Council's Agenda?
3. What does the City charter say about the City Clerk?
4. How do I contact a City Council member?
5. How do I find out information about public meeting agendas?
6. When are Council meetings held?
7. Are there any rules when attending a Council meeting?
8. What kind of City (government) is St. Joseph?
9. When was the first Council meeting held?
10. What council district do I live in, and who is my district Council member?