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City Council Frequently Asked Questions

Cherry Hills Village has a Council/Manager form of government.
 
Citizens elect a City Council consisting of the Mayor, who is elected at-large, and 6 City Council members, one from each of the City's six districts.  They set the policies for the operation of the City government.
 
The Council appoints the City Manager with administrative responsibility to carry out the Council's policies and day-to-day operations of the City.
 
 
 
How do City Council meetings operate?
 
Regular Cherry Hills Village City Council meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Meetings are held to receive citizen input and to take action on proposed legislation.  Roberts Rules of Order are used as procedural guidelines. Meetings are open to the public and there is an Audience Participation Period at the beginning of each meeting during which public comments are welcome. Speakers are limited to 5 minutes each. Meeting agendas are posted on the notice board in front of the Village Center and on the city website at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Regular meeting are held in the City Council Chambers at the Village Center, 2450 E. Quincy Avenue.
 
City Council Study Sessions are held only when called by the Mayor, City Council, or City staff.  Study sessions are held prior to or following the regularly scheduled City Council meetings to review complex matters.  The public is welcome to attend the study sessions, but unlike regular council meetings, public comment is not taken.  Study sessions are held in the City Council Chambers at the Village Center, 2450 E. Quincy Avenue.
 
Meeting times and locations may change on occasion, please check the latest agenda or call the City Clerk's office at (303) 783-2732 to confirm.
 
How can I participate at City Council meetings?

The public has the opportunity to speak at regular City Council meetings.  For items not on the agenda, there is a public comment period at the beginning of the meeting.  Comment is also taken during public hearings for ordinances on the agenda for second reading.
 
You can sign up to speak, on public comment and during public hearings, by signing the sign-in sheet located at the podium prior to the City Council meeting.
 
As you address the Council, please follow these guidelines:
  • Turn off your cellular phones and speak clearly and directly into the microphone
  • State your name (spelling your last name) and your address
  • Present your views as concisely as possible without repeating testimony from other speakers
  • There is a five-minute time limit during public comment
  • When appropriate, it is important to state that you are speaking for a group or certain number of people in the audience
Public comment is not taken at study sessions, but the public is welcome to attend.
 
Thank you in advance for attending City Council meetings, expressing your opinions and observing Cherry Hills Village city government in action.  If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's office at (303) 783-2732.
 
What are ordinances and resolutions?
 
On the agenda you will see "ordinances" and "resolutions."
 
Resolutions appear once before the City Council and are generally items of routine nature such as policies, purchases, contracts, or the expression of a position that the City will take on a metropolitan issue.
 
Ordinances are a legislative action by the City Council and are a result of the approval of Council Bills which require two readings as prescribed in the Cherry Hills Village Municipal Code
 
Correspondence
 
Send correspondence for the Mayor, Council members or City Manager to:
 
Cherry Hills Village
2450 E. Quincy Ave.
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
 
Telephone:
Mayor/Council Administrative Assistant
303-783-2732
 
City Manager's Office
303-783-2732
 
Or reach Council members at their individual phone numbers or email addresses by clicking here.