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The “Riggins Rules”

…Suggested do’s and don’ts for the conduct of public hearings, and the deportment of members of boards, commissions, and other bodies — reprinted as written by the late Fred Riggins….

Come to Order illustration by Paul Hoffman used for Contentious Public Hearings

Public Hearings Resource Guide – part 12

…Now that You’re Onboard (p. 4). The late Fred Riggins, former Chair fo the Phoenix Planning Commission, reminded us that planning commission hearings often are: “… the first important contact that many of the people…

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Holding Effective Public Meetings

Fred Riggins‘ insightful suggestions for how planning commissioners (and others) should conduct themselves at public hearings. See “The Riggins Rules: Suggested Do’s & Don’ts for the Conduct of Public Hearings and the Deportment of Members…