Post #437: Consent agenda

Posted on October 30, 2019

This is just a brief pointer back to Post #404 .  Posts are soon forgotten, and this one has become timely again.

Councilman Majdi has been asking the Town to consider using a consent agenda approach to speed up Town Council meetings.  (That is, all the non-controversial routine business would be packaged into a single agenda item and voted on just once, rather than having a vote on each individual item.)

At the 10/22/2019 Town Council meeting, Town Council directed staff to look into this consent agenda approach.  (Although, weirdly, that item is not on the agenda posted on the Town website.  You had to have been at that meeting to know that was on the final agenda.)

This analysis will including finding out which local governments use it.

To cut to the chase, the answer is that more-or-less all local governments in this area use a consent agenda approach, except Vienna.  That was the point of  Post #404 ).

Here’s hoping that the Town adopts this, and many more such measures, to speed up Town Council meetings.