Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More public comment needed?

Our friend and my fellow blogger Ari Herzog stood up at the City Council meeting last night and asked the council to consider having two periods of public comment instead of just the one it currently allows.

The School Committee has two periods of public comment - one before they start discussing stuff, and one later in the meeting. It gives the people in the audience a chance to comment on the agenda items after hearing the board speak.

Anything the City Council talks about after the one period of public comment is obviously not open to comment for 2 weeks.

I don't know if this will work for the council, but I think it's a fine idea.

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