[Vision2020] An Answer, Please!
thansen at moscow.com
Wed Jun 1 05:24:38 PDT 2011
Mayor Chaney, Supervisor Riedner, and members of the Moscow City Council -
On May 25th (a week ago) I submitted the question below for your
consideration and response.
Would a simple response of "We'll look into it" be asking too much of our
Your apathy can be explained in only one of two options. You are either
ignoring the issue or you are ignoring your constituents!
Which is it?
On Wed, May 25, 2011 4:15 pm, Tom Hansen wrote:
> Madame Mayor, City Supervisor Riedner, and members of the Moscow City
> Council . . .
> As a discussion on Vision 2020 (a local community listserve), concerning
> transport of the ExxonMobil megaloads through the city of Moscow, became
> heated, my curiosity turned toward , , ,
> Under what authority did Council Member Walter Steed move, or resolve,
> that a position in favor of the megaloads be adopted by the city council?
> Upon reviewing the video of the May 16th city council session, I found
> that City Supervisor Gary Riedner quoted a passage from "Roberts Rules of
> Order" that he interpreted to provide such authority.
> For analysis and discussion I transcribed Mr. Riedner's citation,
> verbatim, from the video as follows (with a link to the video, so that you
> may read along with him).
> "After the presentation of a report of an officer, a board or a committee,
> one or more motions to carry out recommendations contained in the report
> may be introduced. Motion may also grow out of the presentation of a
> written communication of the assembly."
> I fail to see ANY authority, within the citation, that provides Council
> Member Steed to make a motion or present a resolution without
> "recommendations contained in the report" or "a written communication of
> the assembly."
> Could you please enlighten me as to the proper authority permitting
> Council Member Steed's motion to proceed to a vote?
> Thank you for your anticipated response.
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
> "The Pessimist complains about the wind, the Optimist expects it to change
> and the Realist adjusts his sails."
> - Author Unknown
"The Pessimist complains about the wind, the Optimist expects it to change
and the Realist adjusts his sails."
- Author Unknown
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