Council kills request for detailed meeting minutes
Original post made on Jan 16, 2012
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on Jan 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm
I'm confused. When did "summary minutes" mean detailed discussion before the committee/commission? Wouldn't that be "detailed minutes"?
on Jan 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm
Now I have to watch a 4 hour video to know the positions people took at the meetings instead of reading/skimming a 5-10 page document. Government transparency isn't always efficient or cheap. At $4000 per year this was not exactly breaking the bank.
on Jan 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Not only was the $4,000 a miniscule amount (especially as part of a multi-million dollar budget), it's not clear the amount will even be a savings, or just a reduction in workload. Is anyone's pay being reduced by eliminating this work?
Aside from making our government less transparent, this really devalues the work of commission members, as council and the public won't have access to the thoughts that came before the vote.