Public Comment Policy

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Effective 4/17/2020
STATEMENT
The Leavenworth Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) recognizes the importance of an engaged  public. In order to encourage  and  allow  meaningful  interaction  the  Commission understands the need to have specific policies in place. Therefore, the BOCC wishes to implement the following policy. Any current policy or practice in place that would be in conflict with this policy is repealed.
POLICY
Public Comment shall be limited to 15 minutes at the beginning of each meeting and opened again at the end of the meeting after all regularly scheduled agenda items. Comments at the start of the meeting shall be limited to items on the agenda and limited to three minutes per person. Comments at the end of the meeting shall be open to any topic of general interest to the Board of County Commissioners and limited to five minutes per person. There should be no expectation of interaction by the Commission during this time. Everyone wishing to make comments either on items on the agenda or not are encouraged to provide their comments in writing no later than 8:00 AM the Monday immediately preceding the meeting. These comments will be included in the agenda packet for everyone to access and review. This allows the Commission to have time to fully consider input and request follow up if needed prior to the meeting. During times when the Courthouse is closed to the general public anyone wishing to make public comment will provide their comments in writing no later than 8:00 AM the Monday immediately preceding the meeting. The comment will be included and distributed with the normal meeting packet.