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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Commissioners Agree to Restrict Public Comments at Meetings


Last updated 11/18/2020 at 12:50pm

To make their meetings more "orderly and efficient," city commissioners agreed Nov. 17 to place restrictions on who can speak during the "communications and petitions" portion at the beginning of each meeting.

While Mayor Eugene Fultz asks people to address only topics related to city business, current policy allows anyone to speak for five minutes on virtually any subject. Commissioners approved a new policy that would open public comment only to citizens, taxpayers or city utility customers wanting to talk about utility services.

At the commission's Nov. 11 workshop, Fultz, who is an orda...

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