Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Addressing the committee
It is the obligation of the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to provide an adequate forum within which the views of the public pertaining to any item of the business of the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee can be expressed and heard.
Persons wishing to comment on an item appearing on the agenda may speak during the “Comments from the Public” section of the agenda or when the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is considering the item at the discretion of the Committee’s Chair. Prior to being recognized by Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, a speaker must fill out a request to speak.
Persons wishing to speak on items that are not on the agenda may also speak on such issues during the “Comments from the Public” section of the agenda. The Committee, however, does not obligate itself to act upon any request or proposal presented at the time of the hearing of citizens and petitions, however, if appropriate, the item may be added to the agenda of a future meeting.
Rules for public comment
To facilitate the orderly conduct of public meetings and to expedite conducting the necessary business, the following shall govern public speaker presentations at Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee meetings:
- A person wishing to speak to the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee must fill out a request form. The request will include the name, address, and telephone number of the speaker; the organization or group represented, if any; and a statement of the agenda item or subject to be presented.
- A member of the audience may speak only with the recognition of the Chair of the Committee.
- Three minutes shall be allotted per speaker. At the discretion of the Chair of the Committee, time may be extended.
- Profanity, obscenity, and abusive or defamatory language shall be cause for the Chair of the Committee to terminate the discussion before the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. In the event of serious or persistent disruption, the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee may order the meeting room cleared. (Govt. Code 54957.9)