This press release uses a format that is generally accepted by most media. The release should be double-spaced. Keep it brief and in inverted-pyramid style: most important news first, secondary news next, etc. If the story runs on to a second page, identify your story in the upper left-hand corner. End the release with three # symbols bottom-center.
Contact: <contact information>
<DATELINE>--The <city name> City Council will be taking up the <description of reaction> issue of <important issue> at its next meeting, <date and time of meeting> at <location of meeting>.
<details of meeting>
Those wishing to attend the meeting should arrive at <location of meeting> around <time to arrive>. For reasons of space and safety, public attendance is limited to <limit>. For more information, please contact <contact person> at <contact number>.