Mecklenburg County
Board of Commissioners
Register to speak at a REGULAR BOCC Meeting


Instructions for Speakers

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners invites all residents to connect with Mecklenburg County by participating in the governing process. There is a Public Appearance agenda item near the beginning of every Regular meeting for the purpose of allowing residents to address the Board on matters not appearing on the agenda. Speakers may not use their time for campaign purposes or make budget requests. Budget requests must be addressed at Budget Public Hearings. Residents may also address matters appearing on the agenda at the time the Board discusses them.
Speaker registration is available anytime online using the form on this page. Please complete all the questions on the registration form. Those who include an email address will get an email confirming their registration. However, persons registering to speak after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting must register upon arrival at the meeting. On-line registration for any given meeting ends at 4:00 p.m.
Members of the public appearing before the Board will be given three minutes to speak unless there are four or more speakers who wish to speak concerning the same matter. In that case, all persons wishing to speak on the same matter will be considered a group and given a total of ten minutes to speak. The group (four or more speakers) would divide the ten minutes among themselves or the ten minutes will be divided equally among the speakers by the Board Chairman.
The Board reserves the right to alter these rules on a case-by-case basis as necessary for the efficient and effective conduct of business. Regular meetings are held in the Meeting Chamber of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC at 6:00 p.m. Parking is available in the deck on Davidson Street, directly across from the Government Center. You will enter the deck and receive a parking ticket; however, there will not be a charge to exit the parking deck. Anyone needing special accommodations when attending this meeting and/or if this information is needed in an alternative format because of a disability, contact the Clerk to the Board. The Clerk is located at 600 East Fourth Street, in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 11th floor, (980-314-2900), fax (704-336-5887) or E-mail: Janice.Paige@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov. We request at least 72-hour notice prior to the meeting to make the appropriate arrangements.
Those with questions can contact Janice S. Paige, Clerk to the Board at 980-314-2912 or Janice.Paige@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

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