Right-to-speak issue lives on with Da...

Right-to-speak issue lives on with Daytona court's ruling

There are 1 comment on the Daytona Beach News-Journal Online story from Nov 14, 2011, titled Right-to-speak issue lives on with Daytona court's ruling. In it, Daytona Beach News-Journal Online reports that:

A court fight over the public's right to be heard at public meetings has ended in a legal stalemate of sorts, leaving the issue open to be fought over for another day.

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Paul Revere

Ormond Beach, FL

#1 Nov 16, 2011
If the public's right to speak is repressed or denied at a PUBLIC meeting then it needs to be renamed. Traditionally a public hearing is a special meeting which allows the public to comment on proposed plans and projects before officials make a final decision. As implied by the title, public hearings are open to the public. All members of the public wishing to testify regarding an action may do so. Public hearings are generally divided into two categories- legislative and quasi-judicial. Legislative hearings are conducted to seek citizen views on land use plans and ordinances, while quasi-judicial hearings deal with individual property. The official(s) conducting the hearing may establish rules regarding how the hearing is conducted, including time limitations on public testimony. Members of the public wishing to testify at a public hearing should prepare their testimony in advance of the hearing in order to ensure their testimony is clearly understandable by the official(s) conducting the hearing.
A public hearing is a special meeting which allows the public to comment on proposed plans and projects before officials make a final decision. As implied by the title, public hearings are open to the public. All members of the public wishing to testify regarding an action may do so. Public hearings are generally divided into two categories- legislative and quasi-judicial. Legislative hearings are conducted to seek citizen views on land use plans and ordinances, while quasi-judicial hearings deal with individual property. The official(s) conducting the hearing may establish rules regarding how the hearing is conducted, including time limitations on public testimony. Members of the public wishing to testify at a public hearing should prepare their testimony in advance of the hearing in order to ensure their testimony is clearly understandable by the official(s) conducting the hearing.

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