Rockford City Council Codes and Regulations Committee members thwarted Ald. Daniel Conness (D-14) attempt to keep unnecessary chatter to a minimum during its Aug. 14 meeting.
Committee chairman Doug Mark (R-3) and members Ald. Nancy Johnson (D-8) and Ald. Carl Wasco (D-4) voted to take no action on Conness resolution to move officers reports to the end of the city council meeting.
Their move took Conness by surprise: I was under the assumption there was going to be action taken.
He stressed that he had plenty of aldermen who supported his resolution, and sees no problem with imposing a time limit on speeches.
The proposed resolution, which Conness introduced July 3, would amend Rule 2, Section 2-42 of the City Councils Rules of Procedures.
City Attorney Ron Schultz clarified, during a July 24 committee meeting, Officers reports would be moved between New Business and Adjournment.
I wanted to get it on the table and see what could be done about the problem, Conness said, during the July 24 meeting.
From the Aug. 16-22, 2006, issue