How Open Forums Work

Open forums are held before every Work Session and every regular Meeting of the Board of Directors. The signup sheet will be on the podium in front of the audience seating. When a property owner is speaking at Open Forum, he or she is addressing the Board, not fellow audience members.  Each Open Forum speaker is limited to three minutes.  The Board members should listen attentively to each speaker, but they are not required to respond at that time.  Click here for an article with information on common open forum procedures. Note: the code mentioned in the article is California code, but similar procedures are used across the country.