Sunday, December 16, 2012

Against City's own procedure's manual: Only 1 meeting in December?

"2 city council meetings are required? Bah-Humbug!"
December 3rd was the first Monday in December.  The 10th of December marked the second Sunday of the month. Tomorrow is December 17th, the third Monday of the month.

The City of Laredo's procedures policy regarding city council meetings states the following:

I. Regular and called Council meetings
A. The Mayor and Council shall hold regular meetings on the first and third Monday
of every month at the Council Chambers in the Laredo City Hall at 5:30 p.m.
1. When a regular meeting day is a City holiday, the meeting shall be held on the following day, Tuesday, at the same time and place.

OK, so the second meeting of December, 2012 SHOULD be held tomorrow at 5:30 PM. However, there is none scheduled since there is no agenda item posted announcing this required meeting.

An agenda for any city council meeting must be posted at least 72 hours before the start of said meeting. So there CAN'T be a meeting tomorrow.  The earliest that the city could keep it's required 2nd monthly meeting would be this coming Thursday.  Unless, an agenda was to somehow appear on the city's website today (Sunday).

The Mayor and the council must understand that these are procedures that they have sworn to abide by- since the procedure's policy is part of City laws (and policy).  They should do the right thing and hold a meeting as soon as they can get one together.

I know many, many Laredoas would rather see less city council meetings and less hamming it up for the cameras, but in the meantime, the Mayor and council should abide by the existing City of Laredo procedures manual.




  1. que flojos. motion to take the rest of the year off... so moved, all those in favor... I, all those against... [silence], motion passes. Vamos al McDonald's!

  2. Make mine Supersize, pero primero let's take a group picture and waste some more taxpayer time.