Urban County Council plans for public comments in person

Council to allow public comment in-person once again.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)– The Fayette County Urban County Council will now allow in-person public comments for its continued virtual meetings.

It suspended public comments temporarily after several attempts to allow virtual public comments were disrupted by hackers, or more blatantly said, trolls, getting in the zoom and yelling racist, homophobic, and/or antisemitic slurs.

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According to the Lexington Herald Leader, a group of protesters demanded public comment come back.

People wishing to take part in public comment can sign up online or call before noon the day before the meeting.

The council voted to allow the comments again beginning Tuesday at the council work session beginning at 3 p.m.

People giving comments must follow COVID-19 protocols including a screening.

Anyone who would like to speak must register online at https://www.lexingtonky.gov/public-comment or call (859) 258-3155.