City Council to Forbid Public Comments
A policy to forbid public comments on agenda items is being voted on @ Monday Feb 3rd Decatur City Council Meeting @ 5:30pm.
Comments could be submitted in writing and speakers called up at councils' discretion. Council discussions about limiting public comments began on Sept. 23rd, a week before the controversial rejection of cannabis dispensaries. Herald & Review
In the past few months, many citizens have accused council members of corrupt influence from Howard G. Buffett, who has spent large amounts of money, through his Foundation, to build a local rehab center, an ampitheater, and $500,000 to employ a full time DUI officer on the Decatur Police Department.
Comments would also be further restricted to prevent "crude or distasteful personal attacks".
Comments would still be allowed at the beginning of council meetings during the general public comments portion.
Email City Council to let them know your thoughts about the proposed public comments policy.
Copy+paste the following list of emails into the "To" field of an email:
"Moore-Wolfe, Julie" JMoore-Wolfe@decaturil.gov, "Kuhle, Chuck" firstname.lastname@example.org, "Horn, David" email@example.com, "Gregory, Lisa" firstname.lastname@example.org, "Faber, Bill" email@example.com, "McDaniel, Patrick L" firstname.lastname@example.org, "Walker, Rodney" email@example.com