The City Council and advisory boards and commissions meet in the Council Chamber at Soldotna City Hall.
Types of Meetings
Regular Meetings are the regularly scheduled meetings of the City Council and the advisory boards and commissions.
Work Sessions may be scheduled on occasion to discuss subjects and provide direction to administration in a less formal setting; no actions are taken in a work session. Work sessions are open to the public. The Council, boards or commission may choose whether or not to take public comments during a work session.
Special Meetings may be scheduled to act on time sensitive items that require attention prior to the next regular business meeting. Typically a special meeting follows the same format as a regular meeting, but will only have the specific item/topic being discussed on the agenda.
COVID-19 UPDATE: On June 1, 2020 City Hall was reopened to the public as allowed by the State of Alaska Health Mandates related to COVID-19. This also means that the meetings of the City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission and other Advisory Boards and Commissions are now open for in-person public attendance.
The City requests that if you do attend any of our meetings please respect the guidelines issued by the CDC and State of Alaska:
- Wear Face Covering: Although face covering is not required it is highly encouraged. If you choose not to wear face covering please maintain your distance from those who are not part of your social circle.
- Practice Good Hygiene: Wash your hands frequent, cover your coughs and sneezes and don't touch your face.
- Stay Home if You are Sick: If you have been exposed, have any symptoms or are sick the City asks that you do not attend a meeting in-person. Options for remote participation are shown below.
Remote Participation Options:
We here at the City want to protect the health of our residents, neighbors, employees and the elected and appointed officials. It is also very important to the City that we remain transparent and available to the public. We are happy to be able to offer a variety of ways for the public and City Officials to attend meetings remotely.
How to listen to a City Council Meeting: City Council Meetings can be streamed live during the meeting from the City Website at soldotna.org/streaming, then select “Streaming Live” from the drop down menu. If you missed a meeting and wish to listen after, from the same web-page, select “Recorded” from the drop down menu.
How to provide written testimony: Written testimony is highly encouraged, written comments on a specific agenda item that are received one-hour before the meeting begins will be posted on the City Website as an additional item to that agenda item. Written comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any comments received after the one hour deadline will be posted after the meeting.
How to call in during a meeting: Public comments will be taken over the telephone during City Council Meetings. To participate by phone the number to call is:
Participant Code: 4897535#
You will be able to hear the meeting through the telephone line; however, your line in will be muted. Once the meeting reaches a public comment portion of the agenda, the line will be unmuted and the Clerk will ask if there is anyone on the line who wishes to speak to the specific agenda item currently before the Council.
Please identify if you would like to speak by stating your first name only, if more than one person states their name at this time, the Clerk will try to identify who spoke first and call on that person.
Once called on, please clearly identify yourself for the record, by stating your first name, last name and then spelling your last name. Once you have identified yourself your three minutes for testimony will begin
Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at email@example.com if you have additional questions regarding telephonic participation. Thank you.