# Public comment
Proposed water rate increases to potentially go into effect July 1
Army Corps conducts stormwater surveys in Hagerstown, Maryland.(Flickr) The Board of Estimates approved a request from the Department of Public Works to hear public comment and request a vote of approval or disapproval for increases to water, sewage and stormwater rates.
Aurora council defeats honesty requirement
Don't ask the Aurora City Council to define honest. They can't agree. So, they defeated a proposal Monday that required their public remarks to be truthful. "This is an important resolution in this day and age of lies," said a resident during public comment.
Denver council changes public comment rules
(Denver, Colo.) Denver City Council will vote Monday to change the rules for public comment periods. Council members say the change is necessary, so more people get a chance to speak. The new rules changes prioritizing commenters for the 30-minute public comment sessions. The city schedules comment sessions at 5 p.m. Mondays before council meetings. People can speak virtually or in person.
Denver School Board wants public input, sometimes
(Denver, Colo.) Superintendent Alex Marrero wants the Denver School Board to engage its owners: The voters. But at the same time, the board is considering new rules for people who want to talk to the board. Those rules allow the board to deny requests to make presentations for specific reasons.
Denver considers changing public comment rules, meeting times
(Denver, Colo.) So far, the public's had little input on proposals to change public comment at Denver City Council meetings. The first chance for the public to speak about the proposed changes came Monday and three people spoke.