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(A) Members of the public shall have an opportunity, under public comment, to address the Board for no more than three minutes on any matter. Persons shall be recognized in the order in which they entered their name on the provided public comment card/form indicating their desire to address the Board. At its discretion, the Board may elect to take public comment by show of hand. Persons shall be recognized in the order their hands were raised. Persons desiring to address the Board who did not use the comment card/form, shall be recognized by raising their hands following those who have signed in.
(B) The Board may suspend the time limitation when warranted. Board discussion will precede public comment on specific agenda items. Prior to calling for the question, the Supervisor shall ask any member of the public who wishes to speak on the agenda item to be recognized. When all persons who wish to address that agenda item have been heard, the Supervisor shall announce that public comment on the agenda item is concluded, and no further public comment shall be entertained.
(C) Members of the public who wish to address the Board on an item not included on the agenda shall address the Board under public comment. They may speak for up to three minutes at the discretion of the Board.
(Board and Administrative Policies Manual, § 2.25)