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Work Meetings - 6:30 pm, Municipal Court Complex, 17 N. First Street
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Procedures for Public Comment During Pleasantville City Council Meetings
During the open portion of its City Council meetings, the City of Pleasantville provides the public with an opportunity to offer comments regarding matters pertaining to the City. Pursuant to provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-12, the City is authorized to establish reasonable protocols to permit, regulate or prohibit public participation in its meetings. Public participation and comment shall be governed by the following rules to maintain order and prevent disruption during each meeting:
- The City Clerk or Council President will acknowledge speakers in the order in which their names appear on the sign-up sheet. Each speaker will address the City from the podium, and each speaker is asked to begin his/her/their remarks by stating his/her/their name and municipality of residence.
- Each speaker will have a maximum of three (3) minutes to speak and should limit comments to matters pertaining to the City. Each speaker will be directed to conclude his/her/their remarks once the speaker’s time has expired. A speaker may not register to speak more than once during the same public comment period. No time may be yielded to a speaker by another speaker. Groups are asked to select one (1) spokesperson to speak on their behalf.
- The City may restrict, limit or prohibit any speech, remarks or questions that are repetitive or not germane to any matter not within the jurisdiction of City Council.
- City representatives are not obligated to answer impromptu questions or address remarks from members of the public during the public comment period. Speakers should expect the City to refrain from engaging in a dialogue, except to the extent necessary to clarify the speaker’s comment. Absent exceptional circumstances, the City will not take action on an item presented during public comment.
- The City will not entertain questions or comments called out from the audience. Shouting out from the audience without being recognized to speak is strictly prohibited.
- When appropriate, Council President may refer inquiries and items brought up during public comment to the City’s employees or other professionals for follow up.
- Speakers and members of the public should at all times maintain proper decorum and shall make their comments in a respectful and civil manner. No person shall, at any time, engage in any personally offensive or abusive remarks to the Mayor, City Council, City employee, City professional or any other member of the public. Personal attacks, obscenity, derogatory or slanderous remarks also will not be tolerated. No person shall engage in any express or implied speech that involves any other person’s race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity. Speakers will not discuss matters regarding the candidacy of any person seeking public office, including the candidacy of the person addressing the City.
Updated September 2022