Any interested individual or organization, upon written request to and receipt by the state board office at least two weeks in advance of the next scheduled board meeting, may request that any relevant matter concerning the state community and technical college system be placed on the board meeting agenda. The chair or the executive director of the state board may, however, waive this two week notification procedure, if in the judgment of either, sufficient emergency exists.
The following format shall be used by individuals or organizations in making their request for additions to the board meeting agenda:
(1) Title of the item to be considered;
(2) A brief descriptive background which includes relevant facts and documentary evidence, including written materials, personal interviews, expert testimony or matters of record;
(3) Identification of the requesting party, including relevant organizational affiliations and job titles.
It shall be the prerogative of the board not to take any action on matters that come before the board pursuant to this rule.
In the case of presentations to the board on behalf of organizations, special interest groups, and other multimember bodies, testimony shall normally be limited to one individual representative.
In the case of all presentations, the board reserves the right, without notice, to limit the length of any particular presentation or to reschedule presentations when, in its judgment, the demands of public business before the board necessitate making such limitations.
It is the intent of the state board that procedures set forth in this regulation shall be liberally interpreted to the end that all interested citizens and organized groups shall be able to address the board on any matter relevant to its responsibilities and duties in the operations of Washington's community and technical college system. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this section, impromptu comments or questions by members of the public or organization representative may be presented at any meeting of the board consistent with the provisions of chapter 42.30
RCW, the Open Public Meetings Act.
In the case of adoption, amendment or repeal of rules, which are subject to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05
RCW, the provisions of that chapter regarding the presentation of data, views or arguments to shall govern.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. 98-15-002, § 131-08-007, filed 7/2/98, effective 8/2/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.070 and chapter 42.30 RCW. 92-13-019 (Order 136, Resolution No. 92-05-23), § 131-08-007, filed 6/8/92, effective 7/9/92; Order 60, § 131-08-007, filed 11/1/76; Order 3, § 131-08-007, filed 6/19/69.]