Loveland City Council considers changes to public comment policy

From the Reporter-Herald (Loveland):  Local government officials often rely on public comment in meetings to find out what their constituents think. But when elected leaders feel comments have been taken too far, they have to look for ways to rein them in without appearing to stifle public input.

Loveland City Council members have been facing the issue for months, and will vote Tuesday on proposed changes to the way public comment works at their regular meeting.

“I think it’s well worthwhile,” Mayor Pro Tem John Fogle said of the discussion.

City Councilman Troy Krenning proposed a change to address what city leaders refer to as “daisy-chain” comments.

Larimer County resident Stacy Lynne has been speaking during public comment at council meetings about police and city management alleged misconduct and illegal activity and about a “target list” of employees within the city who she says should be fired. For several months, supporters of the self-proclaimed independent investigative journalist have given their allotted three-minutes of public comment to her, including to show multiple videos she provided at a council meeting Feb. 16.

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