Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Poll: "Council members recommend civility guidelines for meeting"

From The Journal Times.com:

"RACINE — City aldermen, meeting as a Committee of the Whole, voted 9-1 Monday evening to recommend additional public decorum guidelines for City Council meetings.

"The recommendation was toned down somewhat, however, from what was proposed earlier by 8th District Alderman Q.A. Shakoor II. For example, instead of heading toward ordinance form, the guidelines would simply expand the existing “rules and procedures” for conduct at City Council meetings.

"The vote followed about 45 minutes of discussion during which aldermen recommended adding this sentence to the existing policy: 'Speakers and the audience should refrain from profane remarks, disruptive outbursts or other conduct which interferes with the orderly conduct of the meeting.' At the insistence of some aldermen, the word 'abusive' was removed from an earlier proposal, as some thought there could be no consensus on what is abusive.

"The Committee of the Whole is comprised of the City Council but does not take final action. With four aldermen absent, the 9-1 vote seems to indicate the Council will adopt the changes. Only 1st District Jeff Coe voted 'no,' saying the changes were unnecessary.

"The new rules and procedures also will add language that will tell people how they can officially bring a concern before the mayor and Council."

Read more:  http://journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/council-members-recommend-civility-guidelines-for-meetings/article_ef2ea66e-1f91-11e3-ae2b-001a4bcf887a.html

Racine Community Media has posted some comments and a video of the Common Council meeting which they say has been censored: http://racinecommunitymedia.tumblr.com/post/61506554264/warning-offensive-negligent-content

Another waste of time. Any comments on the blog below would probably apply here, too.

Why are our "representatives" so afraid of us? They've armed themselves against us while denying our right to do the same. Things have gone horribly wrong in Racine.


Anonymous said...

How about recommending "Civility" when asking private citizens to allow government officials to increase their take - at private citizens expense.

LOL! Under the current Tyranny - Wisconsin citizens live under a Feudal System!

How's it feel?

GEEZ - Racine is starting to look MIGHTY EMPTY!

Enjoy your Dictators - Mr. John Dickert and his partner - Theresa Murphy.

Mrs. Monte Osterman-Jerger and Mary Jerger

Intellectually challenged Alderman Jim "Lying" Kaplan.

Government Whore and total dependent Q.A Shakoor!

Party on Lying' John!

Anonymous said...

John and Tom

Better work HARDER to pay their salaries and Tax-Free Benefits!!!

After it's all "Bodhisattva"

They'll need at least another $10,000 raise for 2014!!

first John T
last Dickert
experience 3
title Mayor
entity City of Racine
population 78,860
2012 base $73,331
2011 gross
2011 base $72,480
2011 OT/extra pay $4,250
2011 benefits $12,086

irst Thomas J
last Friedel
experience 12
title City Administrator
entity City of Racine
population 78,860
2012 base $100,099
2011 gross
2011 base $94,942
2011 OT/extra pay $1,200
2011 benefits $30,214

They don't think you're stupid - they know it!