5pm, City Hall, Wednesday. Agenda.
There are a couple items here that have grabbed
the attention of transparency/open government activists. In fact there’s a Facebook event promoting attendance at this meeting.
First, an item that would encourage the Council to move things forward in a timely manner:
“3a. Petition of Cecilia Mason et al request that all petitions filed before City Council and upon referral of any and all petitions to the proper committee, board, commission or any other body of the City Council shall not remain in any committee, board, commission or any other body of the City Council for more that 90 days and request all City Councilors or city employees refrain from the practice of prioritizing any and all petitions and to afford every petitioner the right to be heard fairly, impartially and in a timely manner of 60 days as stipulated in rule 51 of the Rules of City Council.”
As I read it, a second item would reduce the time residents can speak at public meetings.
Order Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Council amend City Council’s Rule 53 to allow the petitioner the right to speak for no more than 2 minutes whether or not an item appears for the first or last time on an agenda.