To inconvenience as few residents as possible, Riverside County has moved a community forum about access to individuals by federal law-enforcement from Tuesday’s (12/11) morning Board of Supervisors’ agenda to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s agenda includes multiple items expected to generate unusually large attendance and/or lengthy discussion. The agenda includes the community forum as well as items regarding labor negotiations with two unions, and several land-use items.
The forum is meant to provide information to the public about Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) access, and is an opportunity to receive public comment. At such forums, local law enforcement officials also provide the Board with data.
Given the expected attendance levels for multiple agenda items and the Board chamber’s capacity of just over 300, the community forum has been changed to 1:30 p.m. At Board of Supervisors’ meetings, attendees must sit through any other lengthy items before their agenda item is called for discussion. Shifting the forum to the afternoon provides certainty about its starting time and will help ensure that seats for members of the public are available in the Board chambers for the forum, as well as for other agenda items throughout Tuesday’s meeting.