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