Some changes will be introduced on Monday night for the Missoula City Council now that meetings are held online via ZOOM.

City Clerk Marty Rehbein introduced one of the changes in communicating with the city council, including online comments.

“If you go to the city council webpage you’ll see that it’s open for comments,” said Rehbein. “When you click on that link you can then click on any of the agenda items that you want to comment on, whether it’s public comments or maybe some thing on our agenda under new business and there’s a little box that opens up and you can enter your public comments.”

In addition, Rehbein said the council website can now record your voicemail comments.

“We have a new voicemail line where you can call city council members and leave a message,” she said. “Any message that’s left there will go to all 12 of our council members, and the phone number to leave those voicemail messages is 406-552-6012.”

Rehbein reminds callers that each message will be transcribed and published in the record, so to please be aware of that and craft your message accordingly.

One of the topics to be covered at Monday night’s meeting is a proposal to start the city council meetings at 6:00 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m.

“There’s a proposal on tonight’s agenda to amend the start time of the city council meetings to 6:00 p.m.,” she said. “The objective there is that if we start an hour earlier then it allows more time for folks to be able to call in and the meeting to end at a more reasonable hour instead of well past bedtime.”

The City Council agenda can be found here.