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May 7, 2012

Meeting Minutes? Pffft!

by at 3:36 pm.

At the time I was ticked off:

I want to smack the Council, like Moe slapping across the stupid faces of Larry & Curly. That Chamber is a sanctum. Cut the shit, now!

Later, I stopped to consider what the solution was:

The Mayor and the Clerk need to get a handle on this, ASAP.

Now, I’m shaking my head because the DRAFT minutes are wrong:


In the past, I have gone to the City Council meeting minutes to verify something. They are intended to be an accurate portrayal of events. Meeting minutes have been used for centuries. The “technology” is tried, tested and proven. To hell with all that, I guess. We have video archives. Which is a good thing because the value of proper and accurate meeting minutes is slipping, along with the decorum among our City elders.

2 Responses to “Meeting Minutes? Pffft!”

  1. Lynne Says:

    I think we might see an unusual refusal to accept the minutes at the meeting tonight…or at least, one HOPES. It might be “routine” to accept the minutes but as you say, we have video archives, let’s get this right please before accepting them into the record.

    Nice catch.

    This reminds me of the time way back when the Dem party “misplaced” a whole set of resolutions passed at an issues convention…(this would be pre-Walsh).

  2. Jack Says:

    Ya gotta figure, both Lorrey and Mendonca would like to have the record straight. I think the Mayor has something at stake, as well. He is the Chair. It’s on his watch.

    The only one who would support this fumble is Kennedy. He stripped the ball. He must like the call on the field.

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