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New Mayor & City Council will vote Thurs. to prevent citizen input.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - by Kay Joffrion


Citizens of Coleman,

Your new Mayor & City Council will vote Thurs. night regarding issues involving you being able to speak at city council mtgs. If the res
olution they are presenting is passed, you will have to complete a form (giving your personal info & a description of your subject matter) before the meeting to be able to speak on a subject during the time visitors are allowed to speak at the beginning of the meeting. If you wish to speak on an agenda item you will have to complete a form and only be allowed to speak for 3 min. regarding that item on the agenda. All of this is at the discretion of the Mayor or presiding officer. So if they don't want you to speak, YOU WON'T BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK -- EVEN THOUGH YOU PAY THE TAXES THAT RUN THIS TOWN.

Another part of their "resolution" is that "your comments must be respectful to the members of the city council & staff". The City Mangler & Ms. Merriman were not respectful of me when they made several comments during my term as Mayor. Guess they can dish it out but can't take it!

I would suggest you attend the meeting to voice your opposition to this, but it won't do any good. This city is run by a few people.

Aren't you proud you voted these people into their positions!!

See the forum for more discussion :

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Direct Link to this Comment Paul - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 17:46
I didn't vote for any of them. If this happens we the people need to join together with petition to have the council & mayor recalled, have the City manager fired and run the tail that wags the dog out of town.

Direct Link to this Comment Craig - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 18:00

It will get passed, and we will do a recall, not for just this, but because this city needs a legislative process that respects the citizens and works for them not against them, as in the case of the electrical petition.

Please use the forum for comments since this section only allows one comment per person.

Direct Link to this Comment Lucy - Thursday, May 14, 2015 07:21
For this particular article, I couldn't get the link to work (the one that redirects to the forum), and when I tried finding this thread on the forum, it was near impossible. I'm not trying to be critical: It's just that I find the forum a bit confusing. When I see something here and want to comment on it in the forum, I can't always readily find it (without a direct link, that is).

However, I'm so glad for both of these venues (forum and this site) for learning about what's really happening in Coleman. I think a large part of the population in Coleman is completely in the dark about what's going on down at city hall (I know I was). Now that you're shining the light on things, the cockroaches will begin to scurry (and fight back), but keep up the good work!

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