Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mayor/Council Relations

No time to chat, but this morning, council chair Myron Lowery sent the following to the mayor, the CAO, and all the division directors:

"The City Administration needs to be more forthright in sharing information with members of the City Council. Too often the Council becomes aware of issues involving the City through the media. We are receiving calls and demands for answers from citizens when we have little or no information regarding these issues. Recent examples are the removal of furniture and equipment from the Pyramid, the proposed purchase of the Hickory Ridge Mall and the Convention Center Task Force. These are items that are in the public domain and the Council has had little or no information regarding these plans and on-going negotiations. It’s embarrassing when the Council has no information about important issues the Administration is discussing privately. As the legislative body of this city, we should be informed about such important City business. This is common courtesy and it is the right thing to do."

2 comments:

Polar Donkey said...

City Council, say hello to Irrelevance. Irrelevance, let me introduce you to the City Council. You two have so much in common I thought you would get along well.

Naomi Van Tol said...

I hope Chairman Lowery included a copy of the Cluetrain Manifesto!