Denver City Council changes public comment to prioritize new speakers

The Denver Gazette: The Denver City Council voted to change the sign-up for its weekly public comment session Monday, opting to prioritize people who haven’t spoken at previous meetings.

From now on, people who haven’t spoken at a public comment session in the last 90 days will be sent to the top of the speaker list, followed by people who haven’t spoken in the last week. Those who spoke in the last week will be pushed to the bottom of the list.

“The reason for this change is just to give people an opportunity to speak who we haven’t heard from recently,” said Councilwoman Kendra Black, who sponsored the proposal. “We’ve had a number of people reach out to us saying they signed up for multiple weeks and didn’t get to speak.”

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