Last week the BJN reported that the Boulder City Council will consider whether Nablus should be approved as the latest Sister City with Boulder at a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 13th. Since then, we have learned some additional information that we want to share.
Because the matter is an item on the agenda, people may NOT sign up on line in advance to speak. Speakers may only sign up in person at the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building (Broadway and Canyon) starting at 5:00. The meeting starts at 6:00, and there is one short agenda item before the Nablus matter, which should start around 6:20. Speakers may sign up at any time until the Council completes the hearing on the matter.
There is no limit on the number of speakers. Each speaker is allowed two minutes, or, if another person pools his/her time, three minutes total. If TWO other people pool time with the speaker, the speaker will have four minutes total. The people who pool their time must all sign up too, and must be in the Chambers (or any overflow area designated by Council) when the speaker is called up.
The allotted time goes very quickly, so people who plan to speak should prepare their remarks in advance (opening with their name and address) in order to be sure they will not run out of time. The time limits are strictly enforced.
Also, the east half of the parking lot that runs along Canyon Blvd. between the Municipal Building and the Library is under construction, so parking is very limited. People who plan to attend the Council meeting should consider parking in the Library parking lot on Arapahoe (there is a footbridge to the Municipal Building), or on the street or in parking lots north of Canyon Blvd. Carpooling will also help reduce the number of cars.
If you plan to attend the Council meeting, please contact Liz Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Sara-Jane Cohen (email@example.com
) — they would like to know if you plan to speak, or if you are willing to pool your time with others.