There’s a reason why the public doesn’t attend public meetings

City council meetings and school board meetings are conducted by fixed sets of rules developed by the boards and councils themselves. Mostly those rules are carried over from previous administrations and modified by vote as new administrations take over.
In other towns I have lived in, mostly the city council has had similar rules but in comparison to Creswell City Council and Creswell School Board the meetings were more relaxed and they encourage citizens involvement.
Our council/board allow three-minute presentations, the subject matter of which must be approved . . .