Calendar Gets Failing Marks
The legal notice for tonight's meeting, the Courier News article and blog posts based on the dates given are all wrong, except that tonight the City Council will meet at Washington Community School. Whether same-day notice is sufficient, I can't say.
The council was trying to do three things: Reduce the schedule to one work session and one voting meeting per month, hold four of the meetings at neighborhood schools in each of the city's four wards and add four meetings on topics of general concern. If this had been done with a full-year calendar at hand instead of just a poorly-conceived ordinance, a lot of the errors would have been evident.
Because a lot of my blogging depends on attending public meetings, I have a high interest in getting the right dates and locations. Except for tonight, I'm not having much luck.
Nearly all the bold moves by the "new" council are falling flat for lack of sufficient forethought. This calendar stuff gets an "F" (or in modern parlance, a WTF) from me.