Back in 2007, our then Board of Commissioners changed the public meeting time from 9:00 A.M. (when many residents began their work day) to evenings at 7:00 P.M. in an effort to give us a chance to be heard. That time change also allowed those commissioners who work full-time to attend BOC meetings in their entirety.
Out of ten metro Atlanta counties, only four (DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale) still hold BOC public meetings during normal business hours. Cobb and Henry offer alternate morning and evening times monthly, while Cherokee, Coweta, and Fayette also hold evening meetings.
One thing I would like to see come to Clayton in the future are televised BOC meetings. Gwinnett and Henry residents can watch their BOC meetings online at their convenience and leisure. Heck, Gwinnett even provides video from BOC retreats!
Clayton’s BOC meetings are held on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month beginning 7:00 P.M. Public comments are welcome and limited to two minutes per speaker, however, you MUST sign up on the “Public Comment Sign-In Sheet” beforehand in order to address the Board.