A suggestion to improve transparency

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


2 Responses to A suggestion to improve transparency

  1. anonymous says:

    Yes, she is doing things, but none of them are good. While the City talks about being business friendly, she is mounting legal attacks on local businesses and in the course of it, running up outside legal fees. Those legal attacks also cost some people their jobs.


  2. Gotta say that the City Attorney certainly ain’t doin’ much to earn her salary, is she? But, then again, she’s likely doing just what they want her to do, huh?


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