City representative Robinson placed two items on the June 14, 2016 city council agenda that dealt with the continued use by some city representatives of electronic devices during city council meetings.
We thank him.
Council had previously passed rules that prohibited use of such devices during city council meetings.
Some representatives have continued to use them even after being reminded of the prohibition.
Mr. Robinson asked if there should not be consequences for breaking the rules.
Other members of council spoke of things like paying attention and being polite.
The simple fact is that communicating about agenda items in a public meeting in such a manner that the communication cannot be heard by the public is against the law.
The end result is that council instructed staff to come back to it with suggestions as to how the rule can be enforced.
This is better.