At the most recent meeting of the Chicago Cable Commission, the commission approved a rule change to significantly curtail public comment from their meetings. To wit:
"A brief written or printed summary of all proposed public comments must be submitted to the Commission prior to the start of the meeting. Only persons who have submitted their brief written or printed summary in advance will be considered by the Commission for an oral public comment to the Commission. Proposed comments deemed by the Commission meeting Chairman to be redundant or irrelevant may be disqualified and disregarded at the discretion of the Commission meeting Chairman.
All oral public comments will be linited to a maximum length of two (2) minutes, except as othewise allowed within the sole discretion of the Commission meeting Chairman."
Chicago cable subscribers are encouraged to contact the commission about this policy change by phone (312-744-4052), fax (312-744-5440), or via email.
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