Yes, public questions and statements may be made at the beginning and end of both the ABF and OCM meetings. Questions and statements at the end of ABF are limited to those items on the agenda and those members of the public who did not participate in the first public participation time at that meeting.
A separate opportunity exists for deputations to be made on a matter on the agenda at both the OCM and ABF.
Decisions are made at the OCM. Questions or statements that relate to a matter that is on the agenda should be made either at the ABF, or during the first public question and public statement time at the OCM. At the second public question and statement time at the OCM, the decision would have already been made.
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