Can a person speak at a board or commission meeting?
All Commission meetings are open to the public and any citizen may attend and speak in reference to any public hearing item. Persons who wish to speak in reference to a case should sign in with the secretary prior to the start of the meeting. Signing in is needed so that the chair may call upon each person who wishes to speak. Comments are generally limited to 3 minutes, but the chair may or may not indicate a time restriction.
If I signed up to speak and decide not to speak, what do I do?
If a person has signed up to speak, and decides not to speak, then it is perfectly fine. Sometimes, a previous speaker has already said what the person signed up to speak was planning to say, so there is not much reason to repeat what has already been said. When the person's name is called, the person can say that they wish to not speak or simply not respond.
Can disabilities be accommodated?
Absolutely. Staff are happy to accommodate any speaker who has a disability. For example, wireless microphones are available for those who use wheelchairs. Staff can also read a person's written statement, if desired.
Board of Adjustment
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