Hudson -- The City Council President May 21 asked for a vote to make changes to the Council meeting agenda. It passed 5-1.
Council President Hal DeSaussure had introduced several changes in the ordinance governing Council meetings and workshops at a previous meeting.
"How the meetings are organized drifted away and the change in the code it to bring [meetings] back in line with what we're actually doing," DeSaussure said May 21 when he asked for a vote.
Council member Alex Kelemen said he voted no for the rule changes because he preferred discussions in the workshops and was concerned about the definition of a community group.
In the agenda list for Council meetings, "honorary resolutions" and "proclamations by the mayor" will be added after approval of minutes and before public hearings. Also, the item covering reports will be expanded to "reports or presentations of City Council other committees, City officials, the City Manager, or community organizations" to include presentations and community organizations.
The ordinance also would add "presentations" and "community organizations" to its reports line for workshop meetings.
Kelemen said he did not like filling up workshops with other items.