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Harford council president imposes time limits for public comments

Harford council president imposes time limits for public comments

People who address the Harford County Council during the citizens’ comment period will be limited to three minutes per person — five minutes if they represent a group — as the council moves to keep speakers from running long on their remarks.

Council President Richard Slutzky, who said he was “exercising my authority as the chair” of the council, announced the time limits during the Nov. 21 council meeting.

The council president can establish time limits of three and five minutes, if a large group of people want to speak during a public hearing or legislative session, according to a section of the council’s rules of procedure provided by County Council Attorney Charles E....