Public Participation at Board Meetings
Attending the Meeting
Board meetings are open to the public, except when specifically noticed otherwise
in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. The audience is given appropriate opportunities
to comment on any issue presented in open session before the Board, but the President
may apportion available time among those who wish to speak. The public can comment
on individual agenda items and are afforded an opportunity at the beginning of each
meeting to comment on any item not on the agenda. The Board tries to webcast every
public meeting of the Board; however, this is only provided when resources are available.
The link to the webcast will be available on the Board
and Committee Meetings page.
Some meetings may also be accessible via teleconference. If the meeting is teleconferenced,
individuals listening to the meeting will have an opportunity for public comment.
Instructions for the teleconference will be provided on the agenda for the particular
The Board tries to allow each person at least two minutes per agenda item. If the
Board is teleconferencing the meeting there may be time limitations for public comments.
Comments for those in attendance at the meeting will have the same limitations as
those for individuals on the teleconference line.
Any questions regarding public participation at any meeting can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 263-2389.