The way current Council meetings are currently conducted is an abomination .
I suggest that each member of the council be required under penalty of forfeiture of to submit 24 hours in advance of any meeting a statement in writing which sets forth the member’s views on issues to be voted upon and contentious issues which are not to be voted upon.
The views are not binding but are for the purpose of alerting the assembled crowd to the position of the particular council member which would allow a member of the audience to focus his question on the issue at hand. And, furthermore, it would require the councilmember to answer a specific question with respect to his view and why he holds it.
At present we have stone faces unresponsive to public input.
written by James Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org