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Notice to County Operations Task Force: Public Comment Must be Allowed at Your Meetings

Save Tucker attended a meeting of the County's Operations Task Force in which we were prepared to make a statement. And, at the end of that meeting, the committee adjourned quickly and denied public comment. One member even went so far as to ask a woman in the audience to sit down and told her she was not allowed to ask questions, even though the speaker had asked for questions and motioned to her to permit her to speak.

 Recently, the Task Force has changed its meeting location with little notification to the public or they have cancelled their meetings, rescheduling them for daytime hours rather than evening when most people are able to attend without having to take time off from work.

 We found this report from a community in Maryland recently and want our elected officials to know that the public has a right to speak. Is this what it will come down to in DeKalb County? We hope not!

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