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Addressing the BOCC

Any member of the public may request to place an item on the agenda for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners through either of two procedures:

  1. At the Chairman's discretion, a public agenda may be held at the beginning and/ or end of a Regular meeting. A member of the public may address the Board by signing up to speak on Wednesday mornings prior to the start of Regular meetings. Requests should include the requestor's name, address, phone number, and email address, if available, and the topic of their request.  
  2. The Chairman of the Board may grant permission to a member of the public audience to address the Board concerning any specific item listed on the agenda.  

Comments from the public are generally limited to five (5) minutes. Time limits may be adjusted as necessary. Requests made by a member of the public under either (a) or (b) above shall be limited in frequency to no more than one presentation in every other Regular Wednesday meeting.  

Special Presentations to the Board Members of the public wishing to address topics that are unusually detailed or complicated, thus requiring longer time for presentation, are urged to make a written request to the County Manager. Such request shall be submitted by the Monday nine days prior to the anticipated Board Meeting date.  For more information please contact Kate Flavin at or 660-9386.



If you would like to submit a request for a proclamation, contact the County Manager's Office at 660-9386 or email Kate Flavin at


In fulfilling its legislative responsibilities, the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners considers resolutions, which are equivalent to "bills" in the United States Congress and the Kansas Legislature and to ordinances considered by municipal governing councils. A resolution generally originates at the request of a commissioner, another elected official, the county manager or a department director. Resolutions are drafted by the Sedgwick County Counselor's Office.
Before voting on a proposed resolution, it is discussed by the board at the meeting. Any citizen may appear before the board to speak, up to five minutes, either in favor of or in opposition to the resolution. Following discussion, the board votes on the resolution. Adoption of an ORDINARY resolution requires a majority (three or more) "yes" votes from the board. Resolutions become effective on passage or upon publication, if required.
If there is a state law on a subject that applies to a particular county, but the law does not apply to all counties uniformly, a CHARTER resolution is necessary in dealing with that subject. A charter resolution requires four yes votes and is subject to a protest petition. If a protest petition is filed, then the matter must go before a vote of the people

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