“What are you afraid of Chairman Moorlach? Are you afraid of my legitimate comments?” the Westminster resident asked at Tuesday’s meeting, then complained of the limit. “Why not three? Why not one? Why not 10? Why be arbitrary?”
Have you all read Martin Wisckol’s “Buzz” column yet this morning? You just have to. And no, I’m not just saying that because he mentions Chris Norby’s son’s run for OC GOP Central Committee. Nope, there’s another fascinating story that Wisckol tells us.
At last Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Board Chair John Moorlach crafted a new rule for members of the public addressing the Supes at weekly meetings. Each person can now address supervisors on no more than seven agenda items for a total of 20 minutes… Then they have to sit down and let everyone else have a chance to speak.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
And while this new rule is supposed to be for everyone, it seems like this rule is tailor made for one Darrell Nolta from Westminster. He’s the only one who attends nearly every meeting and talks at length about nearly every subject.
So what do you think about this new rule that Martin Wisckol is caling “The Darrell Nolta Rule”? Has Moorlach gone too far in limiting free speech at Board meetings? Or is it about time that Darrell Nolta shut up so everyone else who’d like to address the Board finally can? Is this a good way to prevent future Board meetings from being too painfully long for everyone? Or is the Board just trying to muzzle those they consider “troublesome”?
I want to hear what you have to say about “The Darrell Nolta Rule”. Is it unfair to regular citizens who just want to speak to their County Supervisors? Or is it time that one person stop hogging the microphone all the time? Go ahead and have your say.