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Sample Public Comment at SWCD Board Meeting Policy

Openness, as stated in Ohio's Open Meetings law, requires that the public be permitted to attend and observe all meetings of any public body. However, the Open Meetings Act does not provide attendees the specific right to be heard or speak at meetings, only to attend. Those wanting the address the SWCD board during a meeting should be directed to follow SWCD policy on requesting for time to speak at board meetings.Furthermore, a disruptive person waives his or her right to attend, and the body may remove that person from the meeting.
This sample "Policy on Public Comment at SWCD Board Meetings” will assist in developing a SWCD specific policy.