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Per the Rules and Procedures of the Board of Supervisors, Section 10. Each citizen comment period shall be limited to a total of 15 minutes and each speaker may not exceed three minutes. Citizens may only speak once per meeting during the citizen comment periods. Comments must be germane to the services or policies of the county. No citizen shall speak on any matter of business that is a subject on the board’s agenda for that day. Citizens may not yield time to other speakers. The Clerk shall only accept speaking requests for a board meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the first business day following the prior board meeting and ending at 5:00 p.m. on the day before the meeting. The Clerk shall first fill available speaking slots with County residents. The Clerk shall make a list of the non-residents requesting to speak in the order the requests are received. 24 hours before the Board meeting, the Clerk shall fill any available speaking slots with non-residents from the list and shall notify such non-residents that they will be able to speak. At the beginning of the citizen comment period, the clerk will read the names and comments will be given in the order read by the Clerk. Each citizen comment period will end after 15 minutes, regardless of the number of people who have signed up to speak.
Persons speaking before the board will not be allowed to:
Campaign for public office;
Promote private business ventures;
Use profanity or vulgar language; or
Address pending litigation or matters to be addressed at that meeting.