Pulaski County Quorum Court

COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure

Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s Executive Order, the Pulaski County Quorum Court will not be opened to the public, but the public may view the meeting via live stream. This meeting, as with all Pulaski County Quorum Court meetings, is available for viewing on the internet at https://pulaskicountyar.swagit.com/live.

Any Pulaski County resident who wishes to speak on agenda items, during any scheduled public hearings, or during public comment may do so by emailing the Quorum Court Office at quorumcourt@pulaskicounty.net  by 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting. Emails sent to the Quorum Court office will be read at the meeting.  All emails regarding items under consideration by the Quorum Court must include the resident’s full name and physical address along with the specific item number they are wishing to speak for or against.

Any Pulaski County resident who wishes to make a Public Comment during the public comment segment of the meeting may do so by emailing the Quorum Court Office at quorumcourt@pulaskicounty.net  by 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting. Emails for public comment must include the resident’s full name and physical address along with brief comments.

Anonymous emails for comments will not be read during the meeting.  

The Pulaski County Quorum Court serves as the legislative body of Pulaski County Government and is the voice for more than 380,000 Pulaski County residents. Fifteen elected members, known as Justices of the Peace, serve two-year terms from single districts based on apportionment.

There are two standing committees of the Pulaski County Quorum Court.

The Agenda Committee:   The Agenda Committee meets at the Pulaski County Administration Building at 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month or more often if necessary. The committee serves as the primary committee of the quorum court.  It considers and recommends proposed items to be presented to the Quorum Court for consideration and final passage or action.

Budget Committee:  The Budget Committee meets annually in the fall. The committee’s primary purpose is to make recommendations to the full quorum court regarding the next year’s budget. The committee will continue to meet as necessary throughout the next year to make recommendations regarding the budget.

The Public Safety and Justice Efficiencies Committee meets throughout the year to review and analyze public safety issues and efficiencies within the justice system. Through the collection and examination of data the committee is charged with advancing justice reform at all levels in the county and seeking opportunities to improve public safety.