BOCC considers revisions to agenda

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 09:35 AM.

Bryan added that many constituents had contacted her on the issue, hoping that a change in how the agenda was handled would be taken on by the BOCC.

She said she had also talked with county staff which, she said, seemed to support the effort. Bryan noted that providing a clear agenda of topics to be taken up would help, at minimum, with the keeping of minutes.

Bryan also noted that in some counties when county staff is bringing an issue to the commission, a recommended motion is included, also increasing transparency for commissioners and public.

Commissioner Carmen McLemore said he “was not 100 percent against” Bryan’s goal, but said county staff and others fail to make current deadlines.

“Make them,” Bryan replied.

Commissioner Warren Yeager said he supported making the agenda more clear, but said he was leery of tying commissioners’ hands should an issue arise that requires immediate action is brought to the podium by a member of the public.

“We use common sense,” Bryan said. “I don’t think something like that will happen that often. But people with a special interest can come up and have an advantage that others in the public do not and do not necessarily agree with that person. They do not have the opportunity to provide input.”

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