204.11 – Public Participation in Board Meetings

All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public.   The public is invited to attend Board meetings and will be given limited time (3 minutes) to voice opinions or problems.

The Board has a responsibility to conduct its business in an orderly and efficient manner so that all business may receive proper consideration, and so confusion and waste of time and effort can be eliminated.

A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the President. He/She shall then identify himself/herself and proceed with his/her comments within the allotted time. The President is responsible for the orderly conduct of the meeting and shall rule on such matters as the time to be allowed for public discussion, the appropriateness of the subject being presented, and the suitability of the time for such presentation.

The Board as a whole shall have the final decision in determining the appropriateness of all such rulings, pursuant to Roberts Rules of Order.  There shall be specified as part of each agenda a time when members of the public wishing to address the Board on a particular subject on the agenda shall file with the Secretary prior to the commencement of the meeting, their name, and the item on the agenda about which they wish to speak.

Date of Adoption: December 21, 1987

Reviewed & Revised: September 3, 1991′ July 18, 1994; February 21, 2000; May 21, 2001; March 7, 2006; March 7, 2011; March 21, 2016