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Any person desiring to address the council during a formal meeting shall first secure the permission of the presiding officer so to do; provided, however, under the following headings of business, unless the presiding officer rules otherwise, any qualified and interested person shall have the right to address the council upon obtaining recognition by the presiding officer:
A. Interested parties or their authorized representatives may address the council with regard to written communications referred to in any staff report, or agenda item.
B. Interested persons or their authorized representatives may address the council in regard to matters under consideration in a public hearing.
C. Taxpayers or residents of the city, or their authorized legal representatives, may address the council by oral communication on any matter concerning the city's business or on any matter over which the council has control during oral communications part of the agenda. (1962 Code § 2-3.12)