Monday, January 26, 2015

Workshop Meeting This Wednesday

Just a quick reminder of the upcoming workshop meeting this Wednesday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m. There are no specific items on the agenda other than the swearing in of three new Belle Isle Police Department officers - Officers Houston, Gargano and Limieux.

However, a number of readers have reminded me that this would be an excellent opportunity to discuss plans for the Delia Beach park. I assume that this issue will be discussed, as it was a major focus at the last regular meeting and was left somewhat unresolved. However, there's no way to know for certain from meeting agendas lacking descriptions of the issues up for discussion.

While the council does not presently have any rules requiring it to post specific notice of the issues that will be discussed at a workshop meeting, it would be very helpful for residents if the major issues up for discussion would be described in each agenda. It would also give council members a chance to prepare themselves for an informed discussion of the issues that will be on the table.

As I have repeatedly reminded readers on the Sun, it is often at innocuous sounding meetings where major issues are discussed. There's really no substitute for attending meetings whenever possible. Although no voting occurs at workshop meetings, they are intended as public meetings where important ideas and future decisions are fleshed out ahead of the regular meeting sessions.

Hope to see you all on Wednesday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m. A copy of the agenda is linked below, although it doesn't contain any more information than what is described above. There will also be a regular meeting next Tuesday, February 3. An agenda for the February meeting will be posted when available.

City Council Workshop Agenda - January 28, 2015

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