The purpose of Public Hearing is to give all Nisqually community members the opportunity to put on the record their comments and questions regarding the proposed action and its potential impacts.

The Presiding Member of the presenting committee or group shall notify the Sergeant of Arms of the time and date of the Public Hearings.  If the Sergeant of Arms is not available for a Public Hearing, the Presiding Member shall request that the Tribal Council appoint a temporary Sergeant of Arms for that meeting.

The Presiding Member of the presenting committee or group shall begin all Public Hearings with a brief instruction as to this Protocol and short presentation of the proposed action being discussed.

Community members may address the committee or group by signing up at the head table prior to commencement of the hearing.  

Speakers will be recognized in order of sign-up and will be allotted 5 minutes for comments or questions.  Community members desiring more time may register to speak again if there is time remaining in the public hearing after all comments have been taken.

Speakers and presenters shall be courteous and respect the rights of all community members.  Failure to do so will result in removal of that speaker or presenter.

Written comments on the proposed action may also be submitted to the presenting committee or group within 2 weeks from the date of the Public Hearing.

The presenting committee or group shall make its proposed actions available to community members within 30 days of the meeting date.

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