Meeting Rules of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
RULE 15: ORDER OF BUSINESS
The regular order of business of the Board shall be:
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Oral Communications from the Public
Closed Session Items
This regular order of business may be changed by the Chair upon approval by the Board.
RULE 18: PROCESS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA, CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS AND INFORMATION ITEMS
At each meeting (during the period provided for Oral Communications only) the Chair shall afford individuals the opportunity to speak for not more than three (3) minutes on (1) any matter not listed on the agenda, (2) any matter on the agenda listed on the consent calendar, and (3) any matter on the agenda listed as an informational item or staff report. The Chair may, in the interest of facilitating the business of the Board, and avoidance of repetition, limit the amount of time for individuals to address the Board. The Chair may close public comment at any time restricting further discussion to the Board level unless a majority of the Board wishes to hear from other persons. All questions of staff from the public and Board shall be addressed to the Chair. Responses shall ordinarily be made only after the matter has been closed to the public.
RULE 19: LIMITATIONS ON BOARD/STAFF REPORTS
Presentations by Board or staff shall be made under the Board/Staff Report portion of each regular meeting agenda only for matters, which have been specified in advance on, that published meeting notice. No more than two (2) reports by the same Board member shall be placed on a single meeting agenda without prior consent of the Chair. Unless authorized by the Chair, Board presentations shall not exceed five (5) minutes. The Chair, with consensus of the Board, may defer some or all specified Board reports until after the Board has taken action on any Deferred Consent Calendar Items in the interest of facilitating the business of the Board, or as a courtesy to members of the public desiring to participate in Public Hearings or other Action Items which are also on the meeting agenda.