Hillsboro City Commission

Two weeks after a meeting filled with chaos and controversy, Hillsboro city commissioners regrouped Monday, stressing order and rules.

Ninety minutes later, order was achieved, but the rules remained open to debate. 

City Commission President Terry Sando opened the meeting introducing a plan to restrict public comment to the end of meetings.

He suggested five-minute time limits per person that could be extended to 10 minutes with approval from the commission.

He added that the commission would be able to “control the substance” and keep the comments “germane” to the items on the agenda. 

Commissioners agreed to Sando’s rules.  

By the end of the Monday’s meeting, the audience of eight demonstrated that delaying comments from the public left them frustrated and prompted the commission to table several decisions until January.

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