Meeting Guidelines

Meeting Guidelines

The Prince George County Board of Supervisors Welcomes You . . .

It is our vision to make Prince George County the best place to live, learn, work and raise a family.

The Prince George County Board of Supervisors consists of two members from District I and three from District II for the purpose of adopting polices and programs that support the rights and recognize the needs of all citizens of Prince George County.

Time and Place of Meetings

Regular meetings of the Prince George County Board of Supervisors are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room in the County Administration Building, unless otherwise noted.  Special meetings may be held by the Board of Supervisors when necessary.  All meetings of the Board of Supervisors, except for Closed Sessions, shall be open to the public.  The Executive Meeting is at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Business Meeting at 7:00 p.m. with Public Hearings being heard at 7:30 p.m. 

Public Comment Period

Public Comment is provided by the Board as a part of regular Board meetings.  Including this section on the agenda is at the option of the Board and the Chairman; however, it is the Board’s general intent to provide for a Public Comment section during every regular Board meeting.  Public Comment is provided as a legitimate means for a citizen to address the Board about any issue of concern not listed on the agenda for the (pending) meeting.  It is not provided as a question and answer period or for interchange between the Board and the speaker.  A time limit may be imposed on each speaker.

Guidelines for Citizen Participation

A speaker must come to the podium and state his or her name, address, and group affiliation, if any, for the record.

The Chairman may direct appropriate staff to later respond to any questions posed by the speaker.

The Board will not generally respond to questions or answers during public comment.  However, if so desired, in response to a written request or questions from a speaker, a Board member may direct staff to provide information to the speaker, to provide further research to the Board, or to place an issue presented in a future Board agenda.

The Chairman may terminate a specific speaker's time, or the Public Comment period in general, if time does not allow for all speakers, if other items are scheduled for specific times on the agenda, or if the speaker or crowd becomes unruly, derogatory or personal toward specific individuals, or in general disruptive of the conduct of the Board's business.

Persons appearing before the Board will not be allowed to campaign for public office, promote private business ventures, or engage in personal attacks or use profanity or vulgar language.

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