Joe Negron http://blog.wlrn.org en Floridians Would Get Right To Speak Before Public Boards Under Proposed Legislation http://blog.wlrn.org/post/floridians-would-get-right-speak-public-boards-under-proposed-legislation <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Citizens do not have the right to speak before a public board or commission takes official action, according to Florida’s Constitution.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though Florida citizens have a right to access public records and meetings, they do not have a right to be heard before governmental bodies take official action any given proposal.&nbsp; This means that city council members, county commissioners and other officials could vote on issues without letting citizens have their say. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:02:50 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 10878 at http://blog.wlrn.org Floridians Would Get Right To Speak Before Public Boards Under Proposed Legislation