Advance notice: Gary Penway, Director of Community Development, during the Council inquiries portion of the meeting on December 2nd mentioned that the Density Bonus Report and the draft OCP would be coming to Council on either December 9th or the 15th (should be 16th).
When the Council meeting recessed for public inquiries on December 2nd, two members of the public were stopped from asking their questions. One of our members queried the reason with the City Clerk, script of the back and forth:
From: Joan Peters
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:58 PM
To: Karla Graham
During the Public Question Period at the end of last night’s meeting, 3 speakers were cut off by the Mayor because their questions were “about motions that had been carried”? Could you please explain this exclusion? As far as I can see, according to the recess instructions, the only exclusion is that questions must relate to an item on the evening’s agenda – which all 3 of the questions last night seem to be. I’ve never seen this before and would like an explanation for future occasions.
Thank you for your help in understanding. JOAN PETERS
Hello Ms. Peters –
Thank you for your email. As the questions related to motions on the agenda that had been passed and approved by Council, the Mayor did not entertain any further questions on the items and no further discussion was warranted. Although the individuals who had questions or if they felt unclear on a matter would have been welcome to make inquiries of staff following the meeting to request clarification if they needed further information.
Karla Graham, MMC
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