City Council’s public comment policy is poised to change for the third time in less than two years.
On Wednesday night, a resolution is expected to be offered to revise the policy, which itself was revised last May in response to criticism Council received after Mayor Ron Alcock moved comment to the end of meetings in January 2016.
In that revision last May, which was approved by a 5-4 vote, public comment was moved back to the beginning of the meeting, but was restricted to agenda-only items. Those wishing to comment on agenda items had to call or email the city clerk’s office to be allowed to speak on agenda items. However, they were also allowed to comment on agenda items by signing up just prior to start of the meeting.