Sec. 617, Quorum requirement - Pittsburgh Open Government Amendment

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Sec. 617

617.   Quorum requirement for comment, hearings, and presentations


Public comment is of little value if it is not heard by the officials who will be considering and acting upon it.  A quorum must be present to hear testimony of all who testify, or the session must be stopped and continued when there is.

Whenever Council or the governing or decision making body of a City unit of government or agency receives direct or remote, live public testimony, comment, or presentations given by individuals, groups, organizations, or the CAP, a quorum of such receiving body shall be present and should a quorum cease to exist at anytime, the presiding official shall recess the proceeding until a quorum shall be present.