Got us again

Will we ever learn not to trust the people down at the city?

In our last election we approved a charter change that would require city council to meet at least every other week.

In an October 3, 2015 article El Paso, Inc. quoted our former city manager thusly:

The City Charter now requires the council to meet every week and allows only three cancelations a year. The proposition, if approved, would require City Council meetings at least every other week.

Wilson said the current requirement creates problems around major holidays and prevents the council from traveling, say, to special events in Austin or Washington and participating in events as a group locally.

“Most cities have a requirement to meet at least twice monthly and to cancel meetings when necessary,” she said. “It also comes up during the budget process. This would allow the council to cancel a Tuesday meeting and have a budget session instead.”

In other words “give us a little flexibility” so that we can skip a Tuesday meeting once in a while.

Once we voted for the change council passed a resolution to only meet every other week.

We deserve better

Brutus

4 Responses to Got us again

  1. Tina says:

    Yes, that was the point of the charter amendment — to meet every other week. That allows staff to get some work done and spares the constituents of watching idiotic council members argue and do nothing.

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  2. elrichiboy says:

    Except they have Special Meetings every week, because apparently they can’t get it all done at a regular meeting..

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  3. Reality Checker says:

    Fool us once or twice, shame on them. Keep fooling us time and again, shame on us.

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  4. I thought everybody knew this. Of course they only meet every two weeks now, because after all, most of the “real” work of these dysfunctional folks with exploded egos is done in “closed” sessions, behind closed doors.

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