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L.A. County supervisors to review public comment proposal

January 11, 2012

After fierce criticism from community activists and government watchdog groups, Los Angeles County supervisors pulled back for more study Tuesday a measure that would limit public comment at their weekly meetings.

The resolution, written by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, would give the board's chairman the discretion to ask speakers to consolidate their remarks on public agenda items to a single three-minute period. Residents can now address the board multiple times during each meeting.

Yaroslavsky, who took over as chairman last month, also proposed reducing the amount of time constituents have to address the board on items not on the agenda.

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-- Jason Song, Los Angeles Times

Photo: The resolution, written by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, would give the board’s chairman the discretion to ask speakers to consolidate their remarks on public agenda items to a single three-minute period. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times / April 28, 2009

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