The public notice for public input on the 2017 Sarnia City Budget stated that any citizen, group or organization who wished to make a presentation on the 2017 budget was invited to the November meeting. They were ‘requested’ to notify the city clerk but ‘anyone in attendance will be given an opportunity to address Council on this matter’.
I am one of the parties who was refused the right to address Sarnia City Council in late October.
This was the first open meeting where the public could attend and comment to Council on what is going on. My request to speak was denied stating that, given that my subject matter deals with a claim or potential claim against the City, it was deemed inappropriate to be placed on the Council agenda.