Monday, June 6, 2011

update - Notice of Motion - voted down

As an update to the previous posting unfortunately my alternative motion to introduce a Notice of Motion - the ability for councillors under prescribed guidelines to have items placed on the council agenda - was lost at last nights meeting by a vote of 4/3 against with one cr abstaining and one apology.

Whist not unexpected this was still a disappointing outcome- i argued of the benefits of giving crs the full range of agenda options and against the overstated 'doom and gloom' scenerios that were countered with.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Councillor, for at least raising this basic right of Notice of Motion. I am appalled at some of the ridiculous negative arguments. Unknown issues being raised, decided and buried in the back room - at what is, in fact, a quasi council meeting with, to my knowledge, no published minutes. Residents are often accused of being indifferent - this decision confirms that that's exactly how some Councillors want us to remain.