Frequently Asked Questions

Can I watch Council meetings from home?

You can view live streaming of Council Business Meetings on our website at GreshamOregon.gov/videos. Archived videos of Council  meetings are located on our Council Meetings page.

Council Business Meetings are also aired live on Metro East Community Media (MECM) – Comcast channel 30 and Frontier channel 38. The meetings are rebroadcast on Fridays at 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

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Do the City Council and Mayor receive compensation?

No. While the Mayor and Council are elected to their positions, they volunteer the time they give to the City.

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How can I address the City Council?

If you would like to speak at a City Council meeting, check out our Speaking Guidelines. Please note that public comment is allowed at all City Council Business meetings and at Policy Development meetings if the comments relate to scheduled agenda items. Public comment is not taken at Roundtable meetings or Information Sessions.

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How can I meet with the Mayor or a City Councilor?

To schedule a meeting with a City Councilor contact Teresa Hall at 503-618-2871 or Teresa.Hall@GreshamOregon.gov.

To schedule a meeting with the Mayor contact Jessica Struyk at 503-618-2584 at MayorBemis@GreshamOregon.gov.

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How many years are the terms of the Mayor and Councilors?

The Mayor and Council are elected to four-year, staggered terms.

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When and where are City Council meetings held?

1st Tuesday of month: Council Business Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers

2nd Tuesday of month: Policy Development Meeting, 3:00 p.m., City Hall Conference Center

3rd Tuesday of month: Council Business Meeting, 3:00 p.m., Council Chambers

4th Tuesday of month: Council Roundtable, 3:00 p.m., City Hall Conference Room 3A

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Where can I find agendas and minutes for Council meetings?

Council meeting agendas and minutes can be accessed under Meeting Minutes and Agendas. For more information regarding Council meeting agendas and minutes contact the City Recorder’s Office at 503-618-2697.

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