3 Minutes To State Your Case, Or Sit Down And Shut Up

planterbox2(Updated with Daybreak Interview on City Response to Planter Boxes) Earlier this week, KMAS reported on Citizen testimonial at the City of Shelton Commission meeting. Forrest Cooper offered public comment for the third time on the newly installed planters, now referred to as Tree Planters.

Cooper’s testimony was shut down after the Mayor’s 3 minute timer signaled time’s up, but before Cooper’s testimony was completed. At past Commission meetings, dependent on the agenda and number of people offering public comment, the Mayor has allowed for longer testimony.

Realistically is 3 minutes enough time for the average citizen to state their case and get their point across? Should the Citizens offering testimony be considerate of the Commission’s meeting time and schedule?

Audio from Daybreak with Jeff and Dale: Shelton's Public Works Director Greg Clark on new planter boxes downtown.

Greg Clark -

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April 24, 2014/JE KMAS