Yes. Both council meetings and council workshops are open to the public.
Workshops include city staff presentations and council discussions. No formal actions are taken at council workshops. Workshops do not include public input, but the public is welcomed to attend and sit in the audience at council workshops.
At Blaine City Council meetings, there is an open forum for residents to speak to the council. During open forum the public is invited to speak on any topic that is not a part of an agenda item later in the meeting. Each speaker is given three minutes to address the council during open forum. Public input is also taken during public hearings throughout the council meeting. Not all council items include a public comment period. Some items hold public hearings at the board or commission level, such as development items at the Planning Commission meetings.