Friday, June 18, 2010

Whole New World

As a side issue to the smoking petition, I mentioned that the Council Agenda Packet had been posted before the Tuesday meeting. As a part of open government, this is HUGE! It means that everything a Council member has before them is also public record; me, thee, and the rest of the world can read it prior to meeting. OK, not a lot of people are going to read 297 pages of "stuff", but it's there if you want it!

My friend Jim Turner did a bit of online research: best he can tell, we are one of 4 or 5 cities in Texas that have this info posted!

I have never been bashful about calling staff down when I thought they had let us down. The flip side of that, when they go "above and beyond the call", I should be equally free with a pat on the back and a public "attaboy"

My opinion, staff has a great big "attaboy" due, and I'm happy to give it.