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File #: 17-6195    Version: 1 Name: An Amendment to the Rules of Organization and Procedure of the Cook County Board of Commissioners
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Committee Reports
File created: 11/7/2017 In control: Rules and Administration Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2017 Final action:
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULES OF ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 - Administration, Article III - County Board, Division 2 - Rules of Organization and Procedure, Sections 2-105(i) and 2-105(l) of the Cook County Code are hereby amended as Follows: Sec. 2-105. - Board of Commissioners; meetings of the Board. *** (i) Public testimony. The Board encourages public participation in the legislative process. To preserve order and decorum and in the interest of efficiency, the presiding officer may impose time and subject matter limits on public comment or testimony. The following rules shall apply at any meeting of the Board and its committees at which public comment or testimony is taken: Subject to the provisions herein, public testimony will be permitted at regular and special meetings of the Board. (1) Authorization as a public speaker shall o...
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULES OF ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 - Administration, Article III - County Board, Division 2 - Rules of Organization and Procedure, Sections 2-105(i) and 2-105(l) of the Cook County Code are hereby amended as Follows:

Sec. 2-105. - Board of Commissioners; meetings of the Board.

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(i) Public testimony. The Board encourages public participation in the legislative process. To preserve order and decorum and in the interest of efficiency, the presiding officer may impose time and subject matter limits on public comment or testimony. The following rules shall apply at any meeting of the Board and its committees at which public comment or testimony is taken:

Subject to the provisions herein, public testimony will be permitted at regular and special meetings of the Board.

(1) Authorization as a public speaker shall only be granted to those individuals who have submitted in writing, their name, address, subject matter, and organization (if any) to the Secretary 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Duly authorized public speakers shall be called upon to deliver testimony at a time specified in the meeting agenda. Public testimony must be germane to a specific item or items (s) on the meeting agenda, and the testimony must not exceed three minutes; the Secretary will keep track of the time and advise when the time for public testimony has expired. Persons authorized to provide public testimony shall not use vulgar, abusive or otherwise inappropriate language when addressing the Board. Failure to act appropriately; failure to speak to an item that is germane to the meeting, or failure to adhere to the time requirements may result in expulsion from the meeting and/or disqualify the person from providing future testimony.

(2) Disruptions of meetings are prohibited. Disruptions include, but are...

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