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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

…With the Public” (Planning Comm’rs Journal #73). Fred Riggins, “The Riggins Rules” (Planning Comm’rs Journal #13) We welcome your comments and/or suggestions for additional resources we might list. Email them to us at: Also,…

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Holding Effective Public Meetings

…and location; planning commissioner education and training; and following rules of order during meetings. Editor’s Note: If you haven’t yet read them, I would highly recommend you take a look at the late Fred Riggins’…