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Public comment procedures outlined for Johnson County BOCC meetings

Members of the public must sign up in advance to deliver comments either in person or virtually.

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will return this week to the Hearing Room following several months of virtual meetings.

The in-person meeting is set for 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 8 on the third floor of 111 South Cherry in Olathe. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing will be observed in the Hearing Room, with limited seating in the adjacent lobby with audio available. A live broadcast will still be available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org and on Facebook Live.

Public comments are accepted for the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting for those who preregister. Live public comments will be accepted either in-person or via Zoom, audio only. Individuals wishing to speak in-person or via Zoom may register by completing the registration form. Registration opens Tuesday afternoon/evening (coincides with publishing the agenda) and closes at noon (12:00 p.m.) on the Wednesday before the Thursday meeting.

Individuals who complete the registration will receive an email notice later in the day on Wednesday regarding the status of their registration. Instructions on joining and speaking at the meeting via Zoom will be included in the email notice for individuals who register to speak via Zoom. Individuals registering to speak in person at the meeting will receive email confirmation of their registration. The BOCC has established a limit of 50 speakers for general public comments or for a specific agenda item. If more than 50 individuals register, the 50 speakers will be determined by a random process. Speakers will be limited to two minutes each.

Speakers who have registered to speak via Zoom will be called upon to speak first, followed by speakers who have registered to speak in person. Registered speakers using Zoom will be called upon to speak in the order in which they signed up. Speakers who have registered for in person public comment will be admitted into the Hearing Room in the order specified by the deputy clerk. The chairman may modify these procedures, as needed, to conduct an orderly and efficient meeting.

Those who would like to make a WRITTEN public comment for the meeting should use this form, WRITTEN Public Comments. Written comments received by noon Wednesday will be shared with the entire board prior to the meeting. Written comments will not be read into the record during the meeting. Those who are unable to use this internet link may call 913-715-0424 and we will record their comments.
 

Media Contacts

Theresa Freed
Assistant Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Office: 913-715-0423

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482

Media Contacts

Theresa Freed
Assistant Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Office: 913-715-0423

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482