The Johnson County Board of Supervisors and Auditor’s Office will maintain normal practice of pausing recordings during public meetings once the Chairperson gavels declaring a recess.
The recording platforms employed by the Board, will be paused immediately after the Chair gavels to declare a recess. This standard practice aims to maintain the integrity of the recordings while providing a clear distinction between active meeting proceedings and recess periods.
The Board is committed to enhancing public understanding and accessibility. To achieve this, a public-accessible document outlining policies regarding public meetings will be developed and made readily available. This document aims to provide clear insights into the procedures followed during meetings, fostering a more informed and engaged community.
With a commitment to transparency and consistency, the Board of Supervisors is dedicated to continuously reviewing and refining its processes to better serve the public. The decision to standardize recording protocols reflects the Board's dedication to open governance and responsiveness to community feedback.
All Board of Supervisors meetings are open to the public, with the exception of closed sessions to cover situations allowable by Iowa Code (e.g., discussions on litigation or employee performance).
The Board typically holds work sessions on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., and formal meetings on Thursdays at 9 a.m., with the exception of the second Thursday of each month, when the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.
Members of the public are welcome to join meetings in person or electronically by video call. A livestream of meetings may be viewed or listened to online at bit.ly/jocomeeting.