The Clark County Council decided last week to add public meeting dates to its monthly schedule, according to a news release from the county.
In addition to the regular meeting schedule of 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month and 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday, a public meeting will be scheduled for 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
A meeting will also be set on the calendar for 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month if it is needed. If it is not needed, a cancellation notice will be sent 24 hours in advance, stated the release.
The council also decided to add scheduled 20-minute breaks to public hearings. The breaks are scheduled to begin at approximately one hour and 50 minutes after the start of the meeting, and at that time, the council will assess if the break is needed.
County Manager Kathleen Otto said the changes are in accordance with the council’s rules and procedures.
The updated schedule is set to take place in June.
“The council has a variety of projects underway, and the additional meetings will provide the ability to allow enough time for thoughtful consideration and public participation,” Otto stated in the release.
Information on council meetings like schedules and how to participate is on the county’s website online at clark.wa.gov/councilors/clark-county-council-meetings. Council hearings are broadcast on CVTV channel 23/323 and CVTV.org.
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