Ask the editor: How can residents speak up at meetings?


League City, Houston, Nassau Bay, Clear Lake Shores and Clear Creek ISD each have monthly meetings of their city councils and school boards of trustees. Each meeting provides a forum during which members of the public can speak for a limited amount of time about relevant topics.

Public speakers at school board meetings are encouraged to speak on the topics of education and district policies, curriculum and facilities. Those who sign up to speak beforehand are given three minutes to speak, and those who sign up late are given one minute.

City council and board members are restricted from responding to speakers about items that are not on the agenda for that particular meeting. Those who wish to speak should sign up beforehand, but a recent League City City Council meeting allowed those who had not signed up to speak.

Information about the school boards’ and city councils’ regularly scheduled meetings can be found in the City & School notes.

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Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.
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