- Editor’s note:
- The city council sessions of July 23 and Sept. 10 were cancelled due to no business on the agenda.
- The Council session on Feb. 26 was scrapped, and there are no videos or documentation of the June 4 and June 18 meetings, indicating they may have also been cancelled.
- Now, the Nov. 5th council Study Session has been cancelled.
WHY cancel the Nov. 5th council session just becasue this is Election Day?
Everyone on the council would have voted & the results do not appear until 8pm, and most all of the public that are interested in council sessions would have already mailed their ballots.
Cancelling meetings for reasons with little validity, like the last cancellation (Sept. 10), sends the wrong signal to constituents.
Too much of the people’s business to bring to the table now deferred again: i.e. potential 640 acre acquisition and associated debt looms, Splash Park cost overruns covered in the budget by councilor Carmody’s requested motion from the mayor, the search for a permanent Public Works Director at a critical time, how to fund a $350K Public Works emergency contingency fund, Public Works funding for deferred projects requiring up to an estimated $27 million.
Will many councilors be on their Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesday, November 26th and that meeting will also be canceled, as in several years in the past.
The continued cancellations of council sessions due to a perceived lack of agenda business or lack of councilors being present, sends the wrong message.