Posts Tagged ‘Government Speech’

Public Comment Period Policies: What’s Legal?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

North Carolina state law requires city councils, boards of county commissioners, and local school boards, to provide at least one public comment period per month at a regular meeting. Many boards have adopted policies governing what may be said and done during the public comment period. Some of the restrictions in these policies are clearly […]

The “Government Speech” Doctrine and Local Government Meetings: Can the Government Take Sides?

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) may be coming to Pleasantville. The community is deeply divided about it. A majority of the town council strongly favors this opportunity to bring jobs to the area. The board has met with representatives from Extraction Services, Inc. and has reserved time on this month’s regular meeting agenda for a presentation by […]