A study issue is a topic of concern that may result in new or revised city policy. City Council and staff use a formal study issue process to identify, prioritize and manage the review of these topics during each calendar year.
The public can suggest study issue topics at any time for the City Manager, City Council or a board or commission to sponsor and move forward in the formal process.
If your topic is sponsored, staff will prepare a study issue paper for City Manager approval, and the topic will move to the annual Study/Budget Issues Workshop, where City Council will review it and rank its priority.
Although study issue topics can be submitted at any time, for an issue to potentially receive consideration during the next workshop, it should be submitted before October to allow time for staff to prepare materials ahead of the upcoming annual prioritizing process.