Public Comment Period

Citizen Comment on FY21 Proposed Budget Public Hearings for March 25, 2020

Note: Due to the evolving nature of circumstances related to COVID-19, described activities and situations are subject to change at any time. Check back often for updates.

March 25 has been advertised for the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors to hold 5 public hearings on the following: 

  1. Proposed changes to Water/Wastewater Utility fees
  2. Proposed tax rates for 2020
  3. Community Development Block Grant and HOME Annual Plan
  4. Proposed FY2021-FY2025 Capital Improvement Program
  5. Proposed FY2021 Budget.

Due to ongoing public health concerns related to COVID-19, Chesterfield County is encouraging citizens to provide comments online. Comments submitted via this format will be collected and distributed to all Board of Supervisors members and published with the minutes of the March 25 Board meeting. 

Comments will be collected from March 17 through 5 p.m. March 24. The form will reopen again at 8:30 a.m. on March 25 and remain open until the close of public hearings.

Opportunities for Public Comment

Each Board of Supervisors regular meeting has 3 public comment periods:

  1. At the end of the 3 p.m. work session
  2. At the 6 p.m. session following recognition and new business
  3. At the end of the 6 p.m. session following public hearings

Rules for Speaking During Public Comment Periods

  • Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes, and each public comment period is limited to 15 minutes.
  • Each person may only speak once per meeting during the public comment periods.
  • Comments must be germane to county services or policies.
  • Persons desiring to speak shall sign up prior to the meeting by contacting the Clerk to Board of Supervisors at 804-748-1200 or email Sara Hall or at the meeting prior to the afternoon or evening session.
  • The Clerk will read the names, and comments will be given in the order of the sign-up sheet.

Persons speaking before the Board will not be allowed to:

  • Campaign for public office
  • Promote private business ventures
  • Use profanity or vulgar language
  • Address pending litigation or matters to be addressed at that meeting
  • Speakers may not yield time to other speakers
  • Speakers may not comment on any matter of business that is a subject on the board’s agenda for that day