No private discussions during open meetings

Things might get better.

The Tuesday, February 23, 2016 city council meeting has this agenda item on it:

Discussion and action regarding amending City Council rules of order to prohibit the use of personal electronic devices during the City Council meetings and executive session, banning using any private and/personal electronic device such as computers, cell phones, tablets, and/or any other electronic devices during Mayor  City Council meeting  and executive session; to include but not limited to ban from texting, tweeting, emailing, blogging, Facebook, Instagram, and/or all social media platforms posting and/or and communication with each other, with individuals or groups attending the meeting, and with individuals and groups anywhere in the world.

Even with the mangled English this looks like a really good thing.

They should also ban passing notes between each other.

Open meetings should be transparent.

Our thanks to representatives Robinson, Acosta, and Noe for placing this item on the agenda.

We deserve better

Brutus

5 Responses to No private discussions during open meetings

  1. Ending Cult influence says:

    Good. Add that other government entities cannot and should not attempt to manipulate city policy or city council discussion. Should there be any input, it Will be done with full disclosure before, during and/or development and discussion of city policy and/or meetings.

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  2. good governance oxymoron says:

    This is good.
    They need to stipulate a penalty if the rule is violated such as suspension from council for a set period of time on the first offense and removal from council on the second offense.

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  3. Fed Up says:

    Yeah! This should pass and it will stop the direction being given to Ms. Ordaz by Queen Escobar.

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  4. Jerry K says:

    What will Ordaz do without her puppet-master, Jaimie Abeytia, online pulling her strings?

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  5. mamboman3 says:

    But does it have a chance of passing?

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