By: Diane Benjamin
The County Public Comment policy is hard to find on their website – so below is the entire text. The first thing it stresses is non-members should be speaking in Committee Meetings instead of in front of the whole Board. If Public Comment policy exists for Committee meetings, I can’t find it. Then, it’s difficult to find a lot of things on their website.
Back in 2014 Public Access issued a binding ruling against the County stating their policy violated the Open Meetings Act. See the ruling HERE
PAC 30194 pertained to the policy requiring 5 days notice to speak. The County changed it to ONE DAY advanced notice if you wish to speak about an item on the agenda, but left it at 5 days if the item wasn’t on the agenda. Both policies are still illegal and obviously meant to discourage Public Comment.
Why do so many representatives of “We The People” not care what we have to say? Does anybody want to file this with the Attorney General?