Thursday, January 29, 2009

Calendar Not Published

Today (Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009) was supposed to be the day the new calendar and four different locations for City Council meetings were to be published in the Courier News, but this writer didn't see any such legal notices.

Mark Spivey's article on the proposed changes, and other issues discussed Monday, was in the paper today and made me realize there were even more glitches than I found previously. For example, the April 13 meeting at Emerson School would, based on the language of the proposed ordinance, be a regular meeting, not an agenda-fixing session, and the Oct. 12 meeting at Hubbard Middle School would fall on the Columbus Day holiday.

Both Mark and I had to rely Monday on what we heard, as the calendar was not in the meeting packet, but was merely passed out to council members on the spot. That's why I wanted to see the legal notices today.

It would appear that the calendar that was briefly discussed Monday did not take into account several important considerations, and either the ordinance or calendar, or both, will have to be modified. The proposed Feb. 9 agenda session at Washington Community School could still take place by publishing a standalone legal notice just for that meeting while the rest of the calendar is being revised.

As I said previously, haste makes waste.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Dottie Gutenkauf said...

Bernice, you are so right about haste making waste! As I've said to the Council many times, "There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over."

I haven't seen the proposed new Council rules yet but I'm sure there will be some glitches there too.

12:57 PM  

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