City Council weighing new policy for citizen issues
If you’re accustomed to contacting a Scott City Councilman about an issue and expecting them to bring it up at the next meeting, that’s about to change.
The council is in the process of adopting policy which would require citizens to appear in person at meetings when they have issues they would like the city to address.
Mayor Everett Green says the change isn’t about preventing citizens from having grievances heard at the council table, but to establish better accountability.
“There have been times in the past when someone has made the comment that they’ve told a council member or department head about an issue and nothing was done,” says Green.
He says the goal is to establish a better paper trail of when a citizen brings up an issue and if their concerns are addressed.
“If we encourage people to come to our council meetings there’s less chance of miscommunication,” Green said.
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