Public Participation at Meetings
The Habersham County Board of Commissioners welcomes visitors to board meetings and is willing to hear any person or persons desiring to appear before the board who is not currently an announced candidate for public office or a salaried member of the county staff, provided the person's comments are civil in nature.
Timely RequestAny person desiring to be heard by the board must complete the appearance form and return it to the commissioners' office no later than Noon Thursday before the scheduled meeting. The speaker will then be added to the upcoming agenda and allowed five minutes to address the board. The board reserves the right to hear representatives from other county governing authorities, or other state or county officials on official business on shorter notice.
Unscheduled ParticipationIf a timely request is not made: Any person desiring to be heard by the board may sign up with the county attorney or code enforcement officer on duty at the meeting. The speaker will then have three minutes during public comment section of the meeting to address the board.
NO VOTES WILL BE TAKEN BY THE BOARD
Addressing the CommissionAll remarks shall be made to the commission as a body and addressed through the chairman. Remarks shall not be made to a particular commissioner. No person is allowed to make impertinent, derogatory, offensive, or slanderous remarks while addressing the commission.