The City of Punta Gorda has a City Council/City Manager form of government. The City Council is the legislative branch of City Government and operates in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the City of Punta Gorda. The City Council is responsible for enacting ordinances and resolutions that the City Manager of Punta Gorda administers as the Administrative Officer of City Government.

Five Councilmembers are elected by the voters of Punta Gorda to serve for a two-year term. Councilmembers are elected at-large in staggered terms. Elections are held in November. The Mayor and Vice-Mayor are elected by the City Council at the first meeting held after an election.

The Mayor presides at all meetings and performs duties delegated to the Mayor by the City Council. City Council meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chambers (located on the first floor of City Hall). Meetings are open to the public. In addition, meetings are livestreamed on YouTube (access the video link and video archives from our home page) and also broadcast on Charlotte County TV20 on Sundays at 12 p.m.

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View Agendas & MinutesCity Council meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, at 9:00 a.m. These meetings are open to the public and anyone wishing to address the Council on any agenda item may do so at the appropriate time during the meeting. Those who choose to speak must state their name and address for the record. Each person will be allowed to speak once on each subject up to a maximum of three minutes and time shall be afforded at the end of the meeting for comments on non-agenda item topics. Speakers are also to be courteous in their language and presentation. For more information on the City's procedure for public input at public meetings, please review Resolution 3224-16.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Florida Statute 286.26, the location of this public hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Interpreters for the hearing impaired (TTY 941-575-5013) or non-English speaking citizens, and any other special accommodations can be requested by contacting the Human Resources Manager/Non-Discrimination Coordinator whose address is 326 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, whose telephone number is (941) 575-3308, and whose email address is  at least two (2) calendars days prior to the meeting.

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