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File #: 67638    Version: 1 Name: Public Hearing Speaker Time Limits
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/29/2021 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Enactment date: 10/29/2021 Enactment #: ORD-21-00068
Title: Amending Section 2.30(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to change the time limit for speakers at a public hearing.
Sponsors: Grant Foster, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Nasra Wehelie, Tag Evers

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation required.

Title

Amending Section 2.30(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to change the time limit for speakers at a public hearing.

Body

DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS:    This proposed ordinance changes the time limit for speakers at a public hearing from five (5) minutes to (3) three minutes.

 

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

 

                     1.                     Subsection (2) of Section 2.30 entitled “Public Hearings” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended as follows:

“(2)                     Each speaker is limited to five (5) three (3) minutes, unless the Common Council agrees by a ⅔ vote to extend the time, provided, that a speaker who requires an interpreter, either because of his/her limited English proficiency or because of a disability, may speak for ten (10) six (6) minutes.”