The meetings of the Board of Supervisors are open to the public. A member of the public requesting to address the Board on an agenda item will be allowed a total of three (3) minutes per meeting, and a request to address the Board must be submitted in person to the Executive Officer of the Board prior to the item being called. The Board may limit the public input on any item, based on the number of people requesting to speak and the business of the Board.
In addition, a member of the public has the right to address the Board on items of interest which are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board. A person may make a presentation on a non-agenda item, but the presentation shall not exceed three minutes in length.
A person addressing the Board on a matter under the supervision of the Department of Children and Family Services shall not disclose any case identifying information which is made confidential under the provisions of Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 827 and 10850. Such person is advised that such matter is not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board, that it is not within the power of the Board to alter the outcome of a court matter and that because of confidentiality laws, the Board may not comment on any such matter. Therefore, the Chair shall request that the person's comments which relate to confidential case identifying information be put into writing and forwarded to the Director of Children and Family Services Department. The Chair or any member of the Board may request the Director to provide the Board with a confidential report on the case