Public Comment Procedure

Public Comment Procedures:

Governor Pritzker continues the disaster declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic for all Illinois counties. Currently, Tier 2 mitigations are in place, which limits the number of individuals in a space.

In accordance with Board Policy 2.230, members of the public who wish to offer in-person public comment are able to do so at this meeting. To adhere to Tier 2 mitigations, the public will only be allowed in the meeting room when they are called upon to provide their public comment, which will be based on the order in which the speakers sign in on the evening of the board meeting.  The Board meeting begins according to the time indicated on the agenda.  Per the agenda, the Board might proceed directly into closed session.  After closed session, the Board will reconvene to open session.  A sign-up sheet will be available at the entrance to the building until the Board returns to open session, which is approximately 7:00 p.m.  In accordance with Board Policy 2:230, members of the public will be allocated up to 3-minutes per speaker.  The Board President has set 30-minutes as the length of time for the public comment section of this meeting.

Members of the public will remain in the waiting area until called into the meeting by the Board President. While members of the public will not be able to remain at the meeting in-person, the Board Meeting will be live-streamed for viewing on the District’s website.

Written public comments can be provided by clicking  on the following BoardDoc link  Click on either "Public Comment Update" under the Document box or click on the specific board meeting. The public comment link is located in agenda item 1.B., "Public Comments Procedure". Written public comments will be acknowledged but will not be read at the meeting. Board members will review the written public comments and they will also be posted on the District website.