Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Policy Process

Community Member Question:

I have looked into policies of some other cities on signs. Some have adopted a policy that requires no permit for yard sales while others have increased the number of allowed yard sales from two to four with the city establishing the weekends when residents are allowed to have yard sales. I would be supportive of such a policy for Fontana. My question is, what is the process to create or change policies?

City Manager Response:

Thank you for the question. It is the role of the City Council to make and to modify policies for the city. With regard to bringing an issue to the attention of the City Council, the best way to do this is to attend a city council meeting and to speak during public communication regarding the issue you have interest in. I have found the City Council to be very responsive to such suggestions. The members of the City Council, generally under City Council comments, may request that an issue be placed on the agenda for an upcoming meeting to discuss what, if any, changes they would like to make in a policy.

Another effective way of bringing an issue to the attention of the City Council is to talk individually to them about it or to send them an email about your thoughts. Email addresses are available on the City’s website www.fontana.org. The members of the City Council are also good about reading and responding to emails they received from the residents of the community.

Thank you for your interest in Fontana. By continuing to work together we can keep the city moving forward toward accomplishing its potential.