Mayor Proposes Scheduling Change for City Council Meetings

With City Council meetings running late into the night, Mayor Robertson is proposing a solution.
The City Council has been burning the midnight oil - and Mayor Robertson says he has the solution.

"We're up here until midnight, 12:30, 1 o'clock in the morning," he says. "So, what I'm proposing is that we continue to have our Thursday night meetings at 6:15 for citizen comments. Then, allow us as a council to take care of busness the next morning during business hours.

The mayor first offered up this idea on his Facebook page Friday afternoon. He believes it will save the city money, and make meetings more efficient. 

"If it's after 11 o'clock at night, and we're considering an item, I notice we tend to rush through it, because we all want to go home," says the mayor. "We're spending on overtime that we don't need to be spending."

The council moved their meetings from day to night earlier this year so that more people could attend and voice their concerns. 

"These citizens, they want to come, they want to participate, and they want us to know what they're thinking. So, I think it's very important that we retain that."
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