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Don’t get into back-and-forth exchanges during public comment

By Ann Macfarlane / March 6, 2018 /

When city councils, school boards or other public bodies hold their meetings, it is usual to reserve a time in the meeting for members of the public to speak to their elected officials. One common name for this is the public comment period. We strongly recommend that elected officials should not get into back-and-forth exchanges…

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