Customers are important and public involvement is essential in the Board of Directors' decision-making process.
The Board of Directors wants to hear the community's diverse perspectives in an environment that respects all viewpoints.
By following these guidelines you can do your part to effectively communicate with the Board of Directors during their public meetings.
Public Comment is allowed during regularly scheduled meetings, but is not a forum for dialogue with the Board of Directors.
For questions or to request meeting accommodations, please contact the District Recorder.
How does public comment work?
There are two basic public comment options: written and verbal.
Written Public Comment may be submitted in person, online, and by email or postal mail.
The District Recorder requests that written comments are submitted at least 48 hours prior to a regularly scheduled public meeting for distribution to the Board of Directors in advance of the meeting. Written comment may not be read out loud or addressed during the meeting, but all public comments will be entered into the record.
Please complete the Public Comment Form or contact the District Recorder to request a Public Comment Form be mailed to you.Public Comment Form.pdf
Verbal Public Comment may be given during public meeting's comment period. Commenters must register to speak with the District Recorder before the start of the meeting.
What are my responsibilities?
- Speak clearly and towards the microphone.
- State your name and/or organization for the record to begin your public comment.
- Summarize written comments instead of reading word for word.
- Be respectful and adhere to time limits.
When in the audience:
- Listen respectfully and quietly.
- Refrain from disruptive behavior or you may be asked to leave.
What happens to my comments?
All public comments are entered into the official record, including those given verbally.
Written public comments are considered by the Board, but may not be verbally read or addressed during the meeting.
The Board of Directors may refer public comments to Staff for follow-up or notice for further discussion at a future meeting.