Plano CC Agenda 10-25

The front page of the Plano City Council Agenda for October 25, 2021. photo by Ethan Kruger.

Plano Aldermen and two residents clashed Monday night over meeting agendas for the both the voting city council meeting and the committee of the whole meeting. The Plano City Council holds a voting meeting followed by a separate committee of the whole meeting where items are discussed but not voted on.

One of the residents, Keith Riddle says there ought to be more information on the agenda, for both meetings, in the form of a summary for each item so that residents can know what to comment on during the citizen comment section at the beginning of the meeting. That portion is for comments on agenda items only. A second comment period at the end of meetings is for any comments.

Riddle spoke during the regular meeting and the committee of the whole meeting and pointed out that some committee of the whole items were even more vague than the regular agenda.

Alderman Scott Mulliner, who was acting as mayor during the meetings as Mayor Mike Rennels was absent, said that the committee of the whole meeting is where much of the discussion happens on agenda items and that by attending residents can know more on the topics to be voted on during the city council's voting meetings.

Alderman Barb Nadeau says people can access what the information that the city council sees online.

Aldermen also suggested attending the city council's committee meetings, which happen in between city council meetings. At those committee meetings, more specific topics are discussed.

Alderman Thomas Johns says the city is working on make it easier to access city information. Alderman Jamal Williams suggested that people contact their ward's alderman if they want information on anything in the city.

Agendas for city council and committee of the whole meetings are posted on the City of Plano's web site.