LP meeting round-up

It was a bad night for La Puente Councilwoman Lola Storings motions Tuesday. Why? They didnt get any support from fellow council members.

Storing put two proposals on the agenda: one to prohibit council members from accepting campaign contributions from prospective or current developers and contractors, and the other to do away with all-expense paid meals for council members when meetings begin before 6:30 p.m.
Apparently, the city spends about $1,000 a year to feed the council before meetings.
I think were adults, she said. We can adjust our eating schedules so the city doesnt have to pay for it.

Too bad. Neither of those initatives are aint gonna happen.

On another note, the city passed an initiative to go green and provide paperless agendas. They also did a step-by-step review of the all the citys commissions. More to come on that.

  • gilman

    Tania,

    Can you share any details on the “paperless agenda”?

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvgov Tania Chatila

    Gilman,

    The paperless policy essentially means all council members and department heads will no longer receive hard copies of staff reports, agendas or other routine communications, unless they request it. All documents will be distributed electronically instead.

    That being said, as required by the Brown Act, hard copies of those reports and agendas will still be available to the public in City Hall, council chambers, by request, at the library and at the community center, according to officials.

    Officials claim this practice will cut the number of staff reports generated for council meetings by almost half.

    Hope that answers your question.

  • gilman

    Tania,

    Many thanks for the thorough explanation…much appreciated!