Charlie Brown

BROWN: COURTESY COUNTS — TOWARDS CONSTITUENTS TOO

Proposal to ban texting at public meetings a result of rude behavior by Council colleagues

GUEST COLUMNIST

It’s another Monday night meeting of the Denver City Council. Dozens of citizens have gathered in the ornate council chamber on the fourth floor of the City and County building for a controversial public hearing. It’s a time honored tradition (mandated for land use issues) that gives interested constituents three minutes at the podium to speak directly to elected officials and tell them what’s on their minds.