Monday, April 11, 2016
COUNCIL MEETING AND CARTOONS
Alan Goldstein is vindicated. The City Administration silently admitting that the Sysnet contract was awarded in violation of City Pay to Play Ordinances request the resolution be withdrawn and that new RFP will be requested.
I am confused if the Council voted to table the resolution or passed a vote to withdraw it in accordance to Administrations wishes. Unless Parliamentary rules have changed once an item is on the agenda it cannot be “withdrawn” the proper action is to “table it indefinitely” that in essence kills the resolution forever.
Otherwise this was the least contentious Council meeting I have attended in the past few years and was over in a little more than an hour 15 minutes. There were about a baker’s dozen citizens in attendance.
Several Councilors asked questions about resolutions that could have been asked in the Agenda Fixing Session before placing on the agenda. The two resolutions wavering local residence for positions in the Health Division stimulated a question from Taylor if there were no local residents to fill those position. When told that they required special qualifications, Councilor Taylor suggested that there be a training program so that locals could be hired.
To make this blog worthwhile here are several editorial cartoons; no favoritis‘