Re: [alac] Opening our meetings
Vittorio, I would say the meetings should be open except for "executive session" confidentiality issues like personnel, litigation, etc. Where I work we have a public board meeting every month. At the door, there is a sign-up sheet for those who wish to address the board. If anyone wants to say anything they need only to sign up and say who they are. At the appropriate time in the agenda the Board president calls on them to speak. Everyone gets 5 minutes. It is true that there have been shouting matches a couple of times but in general this works well for us, because it gives people an opportunity to speak as an official part of the agenda, and the board gets an opportunity to be hear what is on people's minds. The 5-minute rule helps keep order.
At 10:24 AM +0100 3/1/05, Vittorio Bertola recently said: