info thanks to Stephen Antalics, truly Gadfly #1
IMPORTANT ELECTION INFO FOR COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT!
If you are going to speak about the Council elections tonight — for instance, to favor or endorse a particular candidate for office — you MUST do it in the first public comment space in the first meeting:
Public Comment. (on any subject not being voted on this evening – 5 Minute Time Limit)
There are two meetings back-to-back tonight.
The first meeting is an “Old Council” meeting. It will adjourn when completed, and then there will immediately be a “reorganizational meeting” for “new council” in which there will be a swearing-in ceremony and nomination and election of officers.
Public comment in the “new council” meeting doesn’t come till after the elections.
So if you want to favor or endorse a particular candidate, you cannot wait for the second meeting, the “reorganizational meeting” for “new council.” The vote will have already happened before the time for public comment.
If you want to favor or endorse a particular candidate, you must do it during the first public comment space (on any subject not being voted on this evening) at the first meeting, the meeting for “old council.”