Citizens are encouraged to attend any and all regular Council meetings, all Council Committee of the Whole meetings, all standing committee meetings and any special task force meetings. For specific issues, such as petitions presented by citizens, public input may be solicited by any Council member. If citizen input is needed for information or opinion, the affected party shall be notified of the time and place of the meeting. During Council Committee of the Whole, standing committee meetings and task force meetings, the public may be invited to provide information or opinion on any agenda item by members of the Committee or by the Mayor.
(1999 Code, § 7.11)