Longmont City Council supports limiting public comment on quasi-judicial matters

Longmont Times-Call: Following in the footsteps of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Longmont City Council voted unanimously to prohibit public comments concerning upcoming quasi-judicial matters during its regular meeting Tuesday.

The council acts in a quasi-judicial manner when it reviews appeals to planning commission decisions and when considering rezoning applications and concept plan amendments, to name a few examples.

Similar to a judge or a jury in a court of law, the council must only take into account evidence presented during the actual quasi-judicial proceeding. Any evidence received outside of that proceeding is considered ex parte communications and is strictly forbidden.

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