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City of Manhattan Public Comment Sign Up Form
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City of Manhattan Meeting Procedures and Public Comment
The City Commission passed Resolution Policy No. 050118-B regarding public comment/meeting procedures on May 1, 2018. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the City Commission can effectively conduct and/or consider City business at its meetings. The City Commission herein establishes meeting procedures for orderly and efficient meetings. In addition, the City Commission herein establishes reasonable and content-neutral public comment regulations to preserve the governing body’s legitimate interest in conducting efficient, orderly and effective meetings.
Online submissions must be completed by 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting. However a public comment sign up form is available at the meeting.
Governing Body Meeting Procedures
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Please read the meeting procedures policy before you attend.
Date of City Commission Meeting
I plan to bring a PowerPoint presentation
If yes, please submit a copy of your presentation to the City Clerk by 5:00 p.m. the Monday before the meeting in order to use the projectors in the Commission Room.
Please note the following:
Speaker may sign up in person with the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. A sign-up sheet is available at the meeting or online prior to the meeting. Speaker must state name and address and if applicable organization represented.
Speakers will be heard in the order their requests are received.
Public shall only speak on the item one time per meeting.
Speaker is limited to 5 minutes of time and may not combine time with someone else.
Only one speaker at the podium at a time.
Speaker may not read a written document supplied by another person, but can submit written documents to the City Clerk prior to the meeting for distribution. However, a person representing a group or organization can read a statement that represents their position. That speaker is still limited to 5 minutes.
If a speaker has an PowerPoint or electronic presentation, it must be turned in to the City Clerk by 5 p.m. the Monday before the meeting in order to use the projectors in the Commission Room. Those can be delivered to City Clerk Brenda Wolf at City Hall or emailed to email@example.com
Speaker's comments should be directed to the City Commission as a whole and not to individual members.
No personal, slanderous, profane, obscene, or threatening remarks are permitted.
Speaker's comments should relate to City business, to the public hearing, or to the agenda item of business.
Speaker may not debate with audience members during comments.
Once public comment is closed, no further public comment will be permitted on that item.
The City Commission doesn't have to respond to public comment. They may ask questions of the speaker, decide to address the issue at a future meeting or refer the matter to City Administration.
Any member of the public who is not in compliance with the policies will be warned. If non-compliance continues, speaking privileges will be revoked.
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