Search Help

Fields Searched

1. Name.
2. Type.
3. Meeting location.

Search Terms

Single word - entering a single word in the search field will return any records with that word.
Example: finance
Returns: all items with the word "finance"

Multiple words - entering multiple words without using logic control words will return records that contain all of the words.
Example: public safety
Returns: only items that contain each of the words "public" and "safety"

Multiple words (with quotes) - entering multiple words enclosed in double quotes will retrieve items with those exact words or phrase exactly as entered.
Example: "city council"
Returns: only items that contain the exact phrase "city council"

Wildcard (asterisk) - entering a word followed by an asterisk (wildcard) will return records that contain that word or words that have more letters wherever the asterisk is placed.
Example: license*
Returns: only items with the word "license" in them, or variations like "licenses"

Logic Control Words

OR - search supports the logical "OR" operator. This will search for records that contain either one or both of the search terms on either side of the logic control word.
Example: planning or zoning
Returns: all records that contain just the word "planning" or just the word "zoning" or records that contain both

AND NOT - search supports the logical "AND NOT" operator. This will search for all records that, within each single field, contain the first search term, but excludes any items that contain the second search term.
Example: public and not housing
Returns: any records that contain the word "public" but do not include the word "housing", within each single field

*Note - special characters (!, #, %, etc.) aren’t searchable by text searches.