When a new city council term starts they normally review and modify their operating rules. They do this through an ordinance that controls the placement of items on their agenda.
We are seeing more and more cases of agenda items being posted with no backup material for either the public or the city representatives to review.
The ordinance that specifies the rules for posting agenda items used to say that the backup material had to be posted at the same time as the agenda item. If for some reason it could not happen council had to take a special vote to allow consideration of the item. Otherwise the item had to be tabled.
We should go back to this rule.
You can read more about what they did in Public confession.
We deserve better