___You understand what a public hearing is.
Before the Public Hearing
___You have used your political connections, persuasion, and/or arrival time to get your name early in the agenda.
___You know what you want to accomplish with the public hearing.
___You have found and prepared people to testify.
___You have booked a location and set a time & date for the event, if you have control over it.
___You have made arrangements to ensure accessibility at the location.
___You have chosen a facilitator.
___You have publicized the event well.
___You have ensured that you will have a supportive audience present.
At the Public Hearing
___You prepared a brief introduction.
___You allowed each side to offer testimony.
___You took thorough notes.
After the Public Hearing
___You have offered your support to those testifying.
___You know how to deal with the news media.
___You have discussed the outcome with your staff.