Santa Barbara City Council Votes To Change Time Allotment For Public Comment
The usual time allocation for public comment at the beginning of Santa Barbara City Council meetings is being changed.
The old policy allowed those who wanted to speak to give their two minutes to someone else to use, for a maximum total of 10 minutes.
The council no longer favors that policy, and has voted to discontinue it.
Speakers will now have three minutes each.
Other nearby jurisdictions also have similar policies that restrict shared time.