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Claremont mayor wants to curb public comment at meetings

There are 10 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Jan 20, 2010, titled Claremont mayor wants to curb public comment at meetings. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

The mayor wants to prevent Claremont residents from speaking about individual agent items unless a public hearing has been scheduled.

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Charlie Puksta

Sunapee, NH

#1 Jan 20, 2010
meetings
The Associated Press

CLAREMONT, N.H.- The mayor wants to prevent Claremont residents from speaking about individual agent items unless a public hearing has been scheduled.
Some city councilors say the current practice that allows residents to comment on individual items as they are being considered by the elected officials leads to disruptions and meetings that can last for hours.

The proposal by Mayor Deborah Cutts is likely to surface at a city council meeting next month.

Assistant Mayor Andy Austin says the council isn't trying to hide anything, but people are talking at any time during meetings.

Resident Bernie Folta, a frequent voice at council meetings, says letting people talk counteracts mistrust of government.

This is outrageous Debora simply limit the time to speak to 3 minutes good God what are you thinking if at all?

Charlie Puksta
St Marys

Since: Jan 10

Columbia, TN

#2 Jan 20, 2010
Hey if this is Charles Jr, I knew your dad,he was the best mayor in Claremont. You ever thought of going into politics? I was raised in Claremont and I went to school at West Terrace. I live in TN now. If this is Charles Jr.I went to school with you.
Tom

Sunapee, NH

#3 Jan 22, 2010
Mayor Cutts is a nut case She should remember who she is working for and who puy her into this office
Joe

Cuttingsville, VT

#4 Jan 22, 2010
Right to petition in the United States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_petitio...

"meetings that can last for hours"

oh the poor thing is delayed from getting home to flob her butt in front of the TV, the princess wanted the job, but doesn't want to actually work.
Dawn Hill

Waldoboro, ME

#5 Jan 22, 2010
The story in the Valley News is bogus. They made up the whole thing.
kristal

Brockton, MA

#6 Feb 3, 2011
so as i dont know anything i dont care about it....
dolly

Brockton, MA

#7 Feb 3, 2011
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Anonymous

Mumbai, India

#10 Mar 30, 2011
Councilmember Corey Calaycay is serving his second term on the Claremont City Council.
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ourvoiceisstrong

United States

#11 Apr 4, 2011
Many towns in NH have open forums at meetings but in a more structured manner. They have a section called "citizens concerns". They also limit public input until the council or selectmen are done with their discussions. This practice seems to keep the meetings open to the public for discussion but also keeps some order in them to keep them moving along.......just food for though because it seems to satisfy both sides.....and we all want everyone happy
jim leslie

Worcester, MA

#12 Apr 25, 2011
god forbid that we the tax payers might have an opinion as to how our town is run.or even better yet,what we think of our building inspector thats preventing small business,s from starting here.

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