July 16 GPC Summary & Observations

The meeting started off well on Thursday (agenda here), but it then got frustrating and tiresome once Council (in their Governance & Priorities format) started sliding off topic and speaking around issues instead of to the immediate items at the table. Mind you, their doing so was also fascinating in the sense that it made me reflect on why I was reacting to them the way I did and why it was that I was getting frustrated and confused instead of just tweeting everything.

I realized that it has to do with process.  Continue reading July 16 GPC Summary & Observations

Are the two task forces the best option?

This is a little note to share something I learned from Rob Woodland, the City’s Director of Legislative Services (e.g., the guy responsible for council/committee proceedings & agendas/minutes). I asked him if it was unusual for Task Force terms of references (TOR) to go directly on Council agendas, and I asked because there is a Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Development and Prosperity and a Housing Affordability Task Force on the Thursday Council agenda as New Business and yet both of these items are for approval.  Continue reading Are the two task forces the best option?