As part of the agenda for regular meetings of City Council, citizens or other interested parties have an opportunity to bring matters of interest to Council. During the “Citizen Comments” portion of the meeting, remarks are limited to items not on the agenda. The forum is not designed to be a question-and-answer session. Council may refer the matter to a committee or to staff. Each participant is given up to five minutes to address Council.
In addition, at each regular meeting, Council provides an opportunity for public testimony regarding scheduled agenda items.
Immediately prior to the meeting, citizens may sign up to speak under the “Citizen Comments” portion of the agenda or in regard to specific agenda items. For additional information, contact the Clerk of Council at 614.410.4442.
It is the policy of the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, to consider requests to proclaim certain days, events or causes, when such proclamations recognize a significant act that brings great credit and recognition to the City of Dublin.
Proclamations are ceremonial documents meant to bring public awareness, honor charitable campaigns or services and celebrate arts and culture among the residents of Dublin. It is the policy of the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, to consider requests from Dublin residents or businesses to proclaim certain days, events or causes when such proclamations recognize a significant act that brings great credit and recognition to the City of Dublin.
Participate in Your Local Government
Dublin City Council appoints community volunteers to serve as members of the City’s various boards, commissions, committees and task forces. These volunteer groups are a large portion of the support system for the City government.
All of the City’s boards and commissions play a critical role in public policy development, implementation and review for Dublin City Council. These groups serve an important function in molding decisions for the community by serving as the voice of residents.
Service on a board or commission is an excellent way for citizens to become involved in the operation of local government and to contribute to Dublin’s quality of life. Membership on each board or commission requires varying qualiﬁcations and its own set of requirements to meet the needs of the community.
If you are interested in serving, please submit an application to Legislative Services. All applications submitted will remain on ﬁle for one year.
Legislative action of Council is undertaken by resolution or ordinance. Non-legislative action of Council is by motion.
Introduction of Legislation – Legislation may be introduced by any Council member at any regular or special meeting of Council. Prior to its introduction, the Clerk of Council distributes copies of the legislation to each Council member and the City Manager, files copies in the Office of the Clerk of Council and other public places determined by Council, and publish the title of the legislation with a meeting date notice.
Form of Legislation – Legislation can only contain one subject, clearly expressed by its title.
Public Hearings of Legislation – The procedure for public hearings of legislation is determined by the Council Rules of Order. The public hearing of any legislation takes place no less than seven days following its publication. It can be held separately or in conjunction with a regular or special Council meeting. The public hearing of a resolution is conducted at the time of its introduction. The public hearing of an ordinance is conducted at the next designated meeting following its introduction.
Voting on Legislation – Following the public hearing and discussion by Council, Council may adopt the legislation with or without amendments, reject it or table it. Every City Council member present votes or requests to be excused from voting on proposed legislation. All non-emergency legislation requires four “yes” votes to pass.
Motions – A motion is used to determine policy and procedural matters, conduct elections among and make appointments by Council members.
Resolutions – A resolution is used for any legislation of a temporary, informal or ceremonial nature where practicable. Resolutions are effective upon passage.
Ordinances – An ordinance is used for legislation of a general or permanent nature. Ordinances take effect 30 days following passage.
Emergency Ordinances – The emergency clause waives the 30-day period prior to the legislation taking effect. Emergency legislation requires five “yes” votes to pass.
Effective Dates of Legislation – Unless otherwise provided in the Revised Charter, ordinances become effective thirty days after their adoption or at a later date specified by Council.
Executive Session – An Executive Session (as provided by Ohio Revised Code) must be announced when City Council wishes to adjourn to discuss personnel, legal or land acquisition matters.
In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.
JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.
The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.
The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.
This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.
The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.
We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.
Dublin, Ohio, is the most sustainable, connected and resilient global city of choice.
Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.
The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.
We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.
The Clerk of Council prepares legislation, City Council meeting agendas, and acts as the liaison between members of City Council and City Administration.
Jennifer Delgado, Clerk of Council
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dublin City Council welcomes feedback from residents and corporate citizens. If you have comments, concerns or questions for members of City Council, please complete the form below. Once submitted, it will be forwarded to City Council.
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