Sec.2-37 - Conduct of members of the public in meetings generally.
All cell phones and other communication devices shall be turned off or switched to silent mode; provided, however, that a cell phone or device may be used to make a video or audio recording of the meeting.
All meeting attendees must be silent during the meeting while business is conducted.
Anyone who wants to speak must first be recognized by the presiding officer.
All comments must be directed to the presiding officer and not to individual commissioners, staff or others.
All meeting attendees must conduct themselves in a respectful manner.
Personal attacks and derogatory or inappropriate remarks are not permitted.
There shall be no use of profanity during the meeting
Public participation. Public participation in meetings of the Commission shall be permitted in accordance with the provisions of this section.
Public comments on agenda items. An agenda item shall be reserved near the beginning of the meeting pursuant to this sub-section for comments from the public on specific items of business listed on the meeting's agenda. All members of the public wishing to address the Commission on specific agenda items shall submit their names and the agenda items on which they wish to comment to the County Clerk at least five minutes before the regular meeting is called to order. Individuals shall be allotted five minutes to make their comments and those comments shall be limited to their chosen agenda topic. Members of the public may speak for five minutes and may speak only once. At the discretion of the presiding officer, a maximum of three people may be allowed to provide public comment in favor of an item, and a maximum of three people may be allowed to provide public comment opposing an item. These limits may be waived by the affirmative vote of at least five members of the Commission.
General public comments. The final agenda item of the meeting shall be reserved pursuant to this sub-section for general comments from the public. All members of the public wishing to address the Commission on a matter of general interest shall submit their names and the topic of their comments to the County Clerk at least five minutes before the regular meeting is called to order. Individuals shall be allotted five minutes to make their comments and those comments shall be limited to their chosen topic.
Decorum. Members of the public are expected to comply with the rules of decorum established in this ordinance [section]. Anyone wishing to speak at any Commission meeting must be recognized by the presiding officer before addressing the Commission. Individuals violating any rules of the Commission may be ruled out of order by the presiding officer or on a point of order made by a commissioner. A majority vote of at least five members of the Commission shall rule on the point out of order. An individual violating the rules of decorum may be removed from the meeting at the direction of the presiding officer.
Your form has been successfully delievered to Commission.