Monday, December 19, 2011
Reorganization Plans on Council Agenda
The City Council will hold an agenda-fixing session at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, Dec. 19) in City Hall Library for the Jan. 3 annual reorganization.
The agenda includes numerous appointments, designations of newspapers, rules of order and other such formal preparations for 2012. So far, nothing on the agenda sounds like big news.
Corporation Counsel Dan Williamson has resolutions for appointments of legal counsel and judges, but the administration did not offer names for appointments to various boards and commissions. One hopes the governing body will be able to conduct any necessary interviews of candidates for boards and commissions in time for a smooth start to the year. Late or last-minute appointments have been an issue since 2006, when the late Ray Blanco was council president and became apoplectic over walk-on nominations.
The land use boards really need timely appointments in 2012, as they will have a lot of work to do on transit-oriented development and plans for economic development through the next decade.