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my conscience July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Yes it would. Thanks for that.
Ron Jidzny July 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Is the Patch a legitimate news source?
my conscience July 24, 2014 at 08:15 AM
Well Ron, here is a case in point: Vicky provided a concise and apparently factual summary of thisRead Morel egislation. I think that it was legit. But that is only my opinion.
Ron Jidzny July 23, 2014 at 11:57 PM
Here's point number 2 directly from the ten-Point checklist used to award municipalities for theirRead Moret ransparency. This thread is obviously recommending an improvement but why is our Village 'leadership' dead silent on this issue? Meetings Online transparency recommendation: -- A calendar disclosing one year’s worth of scheduled public meetings, -- Agendas and board packets posted online 72 hours prior to board meetings, -- Meeting minutes for previous five years, -- Board packets for previous five years____Rationale_____Citizens should have the knowledge of when an elected body meets and what issues they will be voting on so they can be informed and engaged in the democratic process. Meetings are one of the few ways the public can engage in true dialogue with their elected representatives. Failing to provide adequate materials to citizens and the media in advance hinders public participation in democratic institutions, and the participation that does happen is made on a less-educated basis. Given the reality of citizen’s busy schedules, governments should also offer an alternative to attending to be informed about public meetings by posting agendas, board packets and meeting minutes on their website.
Ron Jidzny July 23, 2014 at 11:58 PM
Here's point number 2 directly from the ten-Point checklist used to award municipalities for theirRead Moret ransparency. This thread is obviously recommending an improvement but why is our Village 'leadership' dead silent on this issue? Meetings - Online transparency recommendation: -- A calendar disclosing one year’s worth of scheduled public meetings, -- Agendas and board packets posted online 72 hours prior to board meetings, -- Meeting minutes for previous five years, -- Board packets for previous five years____Rationale_____Citizens should have the knowledge of when an elected body meets and what issues they will be voting on so they can be informed and engaged in the democratic process. Meetings are one of the few ways the public can engage in true dialogue with their elected representatives. Failing to provide adequate materials to citizens and the media in advance hinders public participation in democratic institutions, and the participation that does happen is made on a less-educated basis. Given the reality of citizen’s busy schedules, governments should also offer an alternative to attending to be informed about public meetings by posting agendas, board packets and meeting minutes on their website. Here's the link from the post above: http://www.illinoispolicy.org/10-point-transparency-checklist/
my conscience July 24, 2014 at 08:22 AM
Michelle, if you shared Bill's intellect you would understand his exasperation with The Village.
my conscience July 23, 2014 at 07:23 PM
Tinfoil, you are certainly a convoluted character!
Frank July 23, 2014 at 09:39 PM
Convoluted would be one way of describing it.
Frank July 23, 2014 at 09:53 PM
Taking pride in beating the system doesn't impress any voters. it alienates them. Gloating aboutRead Moreget ting one over on the "dolts" only gets you 5 minutes of fame. I think it's called temporary beauty. Ugly is permanent. It doesn't go away...its only temporarily covered up. VERY temporarily.
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