The Board occasionally meets as a Committee of the Whole where a small number of issues are brought before the entire Board for introduction or review. Public speakers are limited in number and time. Members of the public who wish to speak should sign up at the meeting. Board Rules allow fifteen speakers in most instances to the agenda items or any other issue under the Board's purview, with a balance preferrred between speakers favoring and opposing the Board's proposed action. Each speaker is allowed a maximum of three minutes to speak. Questions regarding the meeting may be answered by calling the Board Secretariat at (213) 241-7002.