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GUIDELINES for PUBLIC COMMENT at Board Meetings

There will be a total of 45 minutes allowed for public comment, immediately following administrative appointments.

Speakers will be granted three (3) minutes to address a single agenda item, or a total of five (5) minutes to address two or more agenda items. When 10 or more speakers wish to speak to the same agenda item, speaking time will be reduced to two (2) minutes per speaker. Speakers can sign up online or must sign up at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. All speakers must check in with the Communications staff at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

During the 45 minute time allotment, speakers who wish to address an agenda item will be given priority over those wishing to make general comments.

If there are still speakers after the 45 minute allotted time ends, the remainder of the speakers will be moved to an overflow time, prior to the vote on items pulled from the consent agenda. During the overflow time, speakers who wish to address an agenda item will, once again, be given priority.

February 2014