In recognition of the value of public input when considering policy decisions, the Board has developed the following procedures for receiving public comment at its meetings. Persons who wish to take part in the public comment period should become familiar with and follow these procedures.
- Subject Matter: Public comment at the Denver Health Board of Directors meetings, at the commencement of the meeting, is limited to items that appear on the agenda for the particular board meeting. The public comment period may not be used for addressing grievances of individual employees or patients, personal attacks, or commercial endorsements. The public comment period also may not be used to address matters related to negotiations or litigation with the Denver Health and Hospital Authority. Only those requests conforming to subject matter requirements will be approved.
- Requests to Address the Denver Health Board of Directors: Individuals wanting to provide public comment must contact the office of the Board’s Secretary (Legal Services, 601 Broadway, 9th Floor, 303-602-4935) at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the respective board meeting. Individuals must provide their name, address, whether they are speaking on behalf of an organization, and the agenda item for comment. Speakers will be called in the order in which they signed up.
- Time Allocation: A maximum of fifteen (15) minutes will be set aside for each board meeting. Each person will be permitted no more than three (3) minutes for comment.
- Method of Participation: Subject to space limitations and public health concerns and, at the discretion of the Board, those wishing to make public comments can and may be required to participate virtually.