Meetings

Public Comment at Commission Meetings

Public comments are invited during the 10-minute interval preceding the beginning of the commission's meeting. Members of the public who wish to address the commission should submit a request of no more than two pages to the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care at least four business days before the meeting. Please address requests as follows:

    Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care
    Administrative Office of the Courts
    Center for Families, Children & the Courts
    455 Golden Gate Avenue
    San Francisco, California 94102

The request should include the following:

  • A description of the subject to be addressed;
  • A written transcript of the proposed statement with an explanation of its relevance to the commission and the reasons it would be of benefit to the commission in its deliberations;
  • The name, residence, and occupation of the person asking to speak and, if applicable, the name, address, and purpose of the agency or organization that the speaker represents;
  • If available, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the person asking to speak and, if applicable and available, telephone and fax numbers of the agency or organization that the speaker represents;
  • The words "Request to Speak at the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care Meeting" displayed prominently in letters at least one-quarter-inch high on the envelope containing the request; and
  • A copy of any written materials the speaker proposes to distribute at the meeting.

The Chair of the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care will respond to the request at least two business days before the meeting. The commission may grant the request in part or whole, request additional information, circulate any written materials, or take other action it deems appropriate.

Open meeting policy
Business meetings are open to the public. Other meetings, such as orientation, planning, and educational meetings, may be made open to the public at the discretion of the Chair of the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care. The Chair may seek a recommendation from the members of the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care on whether all or part of any meeting should be open or closed.

Conduct at meeting
Members of the public who attend open meetings are encouraged to remain orderly. The Chair of the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care may order the removal of any disorderly persons.

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