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Special Council Meeting Recap: May 5, 2021

Updated: Jun 2

All council members were present for the Wednesday, May 5 City Council meeting. Open session started at 10:06 a.m. and ended at 12:53 p.m. Here's what you missed:


Second Governance Policy Workshop covers By-District Council's new Responsibilities and Limitations through recommended Policy Changes.

Now that the city has switched from an at-large elected body to one which governs by-district, the council held its second workshop on new suggested governance policies based on surrounding cities with similar forms of representation. Jerome Horton, the consultant hired by the city, informed the council on key limitations and responsibilities as a districted councilmember, highlighting appointing district residents to city commissions policies, differences between city-wide and district events and how to legally advertise and hold both types of events, and how the Mayor and council address districted constituents' concerns as well as constituents in a district with no current designative representative. The council decided in the beginning of the meeting to not vote on any policies, but directed staff to bring back many of the suggested changes to a regularly scheduled council meeting for codification. To watch the workshop in its entirety, click here.