During this time, commissioners are encouraging the public to participate digitally in weekly Business Meetings.
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The weekly Business Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) is generally held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the county’s Public Services Building. There are exceptions to this time, so please check the schedule.
These meetings are where commissioners take official action by voting on various items. Major budgetary decisions, changes to the County Code, sending a countywide measure to the ballot, and other major decisions are made in these meetings.
Providing an opportunity for public comment is offered with any vote. Additionally, Business Meetings feature a “Citizen Communication” section, typically near the beginning of the meeting, when residents may bring up any issue relevant to the county for up to three minutes.
- Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
- Citizen Communication
Any member of the public may speak on matters related to county government. Testimony is limited to three minutes, and comments made must be respectful and courteous to all.
- Consent Agenda
Any county contract over $150,000 requires board approval. These contracts and other items are typically grouped together here. A call for any public comment on the consent agenda is always included/offered.
- County Administrator update
Brief news from the administrative head of the county for public and commissioner’s consumption.
- Commissioner communication
Each commissioner has the opportunity to provide public comments.
Typically the first item on the agenda, presentations from county staff or outside stakeholders often run 3-to-5 minutes on a matter related to county business.
- Public hearings
Public hearings are usually advertised and noticed prior to the hearing date. They are held on matters pertaining to new ordinances and ordinance amendments, boundary change proposals, formation of assessment areas, regular or supplemental budgets, and major policy proposals (if called for by the BCC).
- Discussion items
These conversations typically relate to items of great public interest that are perceived as somewhat controversial. Generally, information is shared, public input is encouraged, and commissioners incorporate such feedback into their informed decisions.
Symbolic proclamations made by the BCC that clarify or further refine existing policies.
If you are having trouble finding an item or need information about a business meeting prior to those posted here, please contact our office at 503-655-8581 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.