Denver City Council may change public comment to prioritize new speakers

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

If approved by the council, the proposal would send people who haven’t spoken at a comment session in the last 90 days 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 would 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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