Board of Regents Announces Procedures for Public Comment Pilot Program
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa will begin a public comment pilot program at its June 7-8 Board meeting in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Board will reserve 30 minutes for public comment immediately after the meeting is called to order at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8.
Citizens may request to present to the Board by completing an online form in advance of the meeting. Each presenter will be permitted 3 minutes to speak, allowing for 10 presenters to be scheduled. The request to register form will be available on the Board’s website beginning on Tuesday, May 30, once the docket for the June meeting has been made public. Presenters with subjects that relate to agenda items for the current Board meeting will be given priority in the speaking order.
The public comment pilot program will only be a part of regularly scheduled, in-person meetings of the Board of Regents. There will not be public comment at telephonic or special meetings called by the Board. The public comment pilot program will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Additional information on the public comment period can be found here
The Board of Regents is a group of nine citizen volunteers who govern the state’s three public universities and two special K-12 schools – the Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School – through policymaking, coordination and oversight.
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