Public Comment Policy

The MCPL Board of Trustees shall have a time providing for public comment during all public meetings. Comments should be relevant to Library matters, excluding personnel issues. Individual speakers are asked to limit their remarks to three-to-five minutes. The chair shall be allowed to limit the time for individual speakers and to limit the total time for public comment.

Public comment time is provided for the public to express their opinions or concerns about matters over which the Board of Trustees has authority or responsibility. Comments are intended to be statements from speakers; speakers may not engage the Board in a question-and-answer exchange during public comments. Questions relating to library or administrative procedures which could be addressed outside of a library board meeting should be referred to the appropriate library staff at other times. Expressions of opinion about these matters are appropriate for the public comment time on the agenda.

Policy revised by the Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Public Library, April 18, 2018