There are a few simple rules governing your participation:
The Board Chairman will recognize a member of the audience, who will then rise and go to the microphone, where they will provide their name and address.
Each person will be allowed a maximum of three (3) minutes to speak, and they should keep statements/questions as brief and to the point as possible. Public comments should not be redundant. All comments should be directed to the Board and not to the audience. It is the Board that will make the decisions on agenda items.
Decorum will be maintained at all times. There will be no outbursts such as applause or booing. Everyone has a right, within reason, to be heard respectfully.
Members of the public will not be allowed to speak a second time, including reading correspondence on behalf of others. The Chairman will close off public comment at his/her discretion.
Following public comment, the Board will once more have the chance to question and comment on the topic before final decision.
It should be noted that the Chairman has the right to change these procedures in certain instances as he/she sees fit.
The City of Lake Forest encourages public attendance and participation at all meetings. It is hoped that by utilizing these guidelines, participation will be maximized, both in terms of fairness and organization. If you have any questions concerning these guidelines, please contact the City Clerk at City Hall (847-810-3674).
We are glad you are here and hope you will attend often. If you have any questions regarding these proceedings or matters on the Agenda, please contact the Director of Parks & Recreation at 847-810-3918.
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