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October 25, 2016

New City Council insistent on its right to set committee agendas

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  • Jarvo posted at 2:42 pm on Mon, Jun 2, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 720

    What Galveston now has is a strong mayor form of government, which our liberal newspaper
    Probably favors. Brian is going to be little more than a figure head "Big Jim" and his contributors
    Are going to run the show from here on out for at least 6 yrs.

  • gecroix posted at 3:30 pm on Mon, Jun 2, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    "The Finance Committee, rather than the council or the city administration, gave the public a clear view of the problem."
    Isn't that the 'proper role' for the committee...?
    It's understandable for any new administration to want to surround itself with friendly faces, but we've seen in Technicolor what happens when fresh new faces are little more than hand puppets for their boss.
    Get new people? OK.
    Make sure they understand who they are actually working for? Absolutely
    Nothing is more useless than a toothless, silent watchdog...

  • Michael_Culpepper posted at 5:36 pm on Mon, Jun 2, 2014.

    Michael_Culpepper Posts: 22

    What's unclear to me here is whether we are talking about the city council having power over the boards' and commissions' agendas (which I could accept) or the city administrators having such power (which isuch harder for me to accept)

  • Island Runner posted at 7:52 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Island Runner Posts: 401

    It is about time the council did what it is suppose to and then get out of the way and let the city manager do his job.