NEWS BRIEF: Norwood Withdraws Public Comment Limits Ordinance


norwood COC(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, July 06, 2015, Committee on Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large) made a motion to file, or terminate, her proposed legislation to set a Multi-Committee public comment limit.


Atlanta Progressive News reported that Norwood introduced the legislation, out of her concern that some citizens were jumping up to comment on several legislative items per Committee Meeting in those Committees that allow it.


Several citizens spoke out against the legislation at the Committee on Council Meeting.  Also, several APN readers posted critical comments on the APN Facebook page.


APN readers and citizen advocates were instrumental in helping Norwood change her mind about the legislation, APN noted on its Facebook page.  Norwood liked the post.