MAYOR BRADDY PROPOSING CITY MEETINGS TIME LIMIT
GAINESVILLE-- Mayor Ed Braddy wants to change how residents can comment during city meetings.
Some claim this is ironic since braddy campaigned against limiting public comment.
Gainesville City Commission meetings can often last quite awhile, with anyone able to speak without any time limits usually.
Mayor braddy says that business is not being discussed until late in the evening.
Braddy proposes a 30 minute afternoon session for the public to speak, and then set 30 minutes at the beginning of the meeting for public comment.
Finally allowing the public to speak at the end of the evening meeting.
Opponents of this new proposal say that they should not be limited in there time and citizens comment is a safe valve for the community.
Braddy says the plan will offer more time since the public only has two oppurtunities to speak at the moment.
(Mayor Ed Braddy, Gainesville) "were putting a cap on the time that can be waved under circumstances, but we're actually expanding the number of times the people can come talk to the city commission."
He believes that these changes will allow business to move forward faster and still allow the public to be able to speak.
The proposal will be voted on at the june 19th meeting.
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