Mayor to give State of the City address

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah mayor Otis Johnson will give his annual State of the City address Wednesday night.

It's also Savannah's first town hall meeting of 2011, and a chance for citizens to directly address their elected representatives. The city manager will give a progress report on key goals the city is trying to reach.

The State of the City address is will be held at 7 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Residents will have a chance to ask questions. There are guidelines for the meeting.

Town Hall Meeting Guidelines from the city of Savannah:

  1. Persons who indicate a desire to speak will need to sign-in and be given a number for their place in the speaker queue.
  2. Each speaker is limited to three (3) minutes.
  3. There will be a visible timer and when it runs out the speaker is to take their seat.
  4. Speakers and audience are to be respectful, otherwise subject to removal by the SCMPD.
  5. Persons, who wish not to speak, can pick up a comment form to be filled out and turned in to City staff.
  6. At 9:45 p.m. public comments will end.  Those not having an opportunity to speak can also obtain a comment form and turn them in to City staff.
  7. At the end of the public session, the Mayor and Aldermen will each have an opportunity to make a statement with a limit of three (3) minutes each.
  8. Meeting Adjourns.

For more information contact the Clerk of Council's Office at 912.651.6441.

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