Board of Commissioners introduces evening public comment opportunities

Board of Commissioners introduces evening public comment opportunities
Posted on 06/03/2019

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is increasing opportunity for public participation by holding regular evening public comment sessions. The evening public comment sessions are in addition to the regular daytime opportunities.

 

“We have heard from our constituents that evenings might be easier to attend than weekday mornings,” said Board Chair Pete Sorenson. “We tested a few evening options earlier this year and hope that this new strategy allows more of our community to participate in local government in a meaningful way.”

 

The evening public comment sessions will generally be held on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Harris Hall, as long as there is also a regular, daytime meeting scheduled on that date.

 

Public comment will last from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and be open to all Lane County residents to comment on any topic. Speakers will be given a maximum of three minutes.

 

The currently scheduled evening public comment sessions for 2019 are:

  • Tuesday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Willamalane’s Ken Long Room (250 S. 32nd Street, Springfield)
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene)
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene)
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene)
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene)

 

Scheduled evening public comment sessions are listed on the County’s online calendar at www.lanecounty.org/calendar.

 

Interested residents are encouraged to sign up for email announcements of upcoming Board of Commissioners meeting agendas at www.lanecounty.org/sign_up_for_notifications. The notifications are the quickest and most up-to-date way to stay informed of scheduled meetings and items of discussion.