Doraville, GA, March 14, 2016 – The Post Reports – The City of Doraville will no longer add a slot to their Work Session agendas for Public Comment. During the Council’s March 7th Meeting, Councilmembers voted to only allow Public Comment during regular City Council Meetings in an effort to speed up the Work Sessions, which at times, can last as long as four or five hours.
Conversely, the nearby City of Brookhaven also does not allow Public Comments during their Work Sessions, however, the City of Chamblee does.
Work Session Meetings are where Councilmembers take a deep dive into items on their regular Meeting Agenda, as well as other items including presentations that may or may not appear on an upcoming agenda. They literally are slots of time carved out to “Work.” There are also instances when a City Council may review upcoming agenda items and realize they are not ripe for action quite yet and decide to reschedule to a later meeting agenda.
Also – no votes or other action is taken during a Work Session.