Gilbert Arizona Town Council set to eliminate Study Sessions … My words of Caution

Posted: May 11, 2013 in Gilbert Arizona, Gilbert Town Council, Local Government
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Captain Rick: The Gilbert Arizona Town Council is set to eliminate study sessions that precede each council meeting. As a viewer of every Gilbert council meeting since 1997, I shared my concern with our council.

A copy of my email to the Gilbert Town Council on May 11, 2013:

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Mayor Lewis and Council,

As a viewer of every council meeting and study session televised since 1997…and frequent council commentator, you know I am an avid supporter of council study sessions. They often contain info that is more meaningful and educational than that presented during the ‘show biz’ council meeting.

I know all of you have a busy schedule and your time is precious. Mine is also…so I understand. From council study discussion on 4/30, it sounds like most are in favor of ending the study sessions.

I have one simple request to make that I hope every member of council will honor. Please ensure all staff presentations, that have been a vital part of the study sessions, will become part of the regular council meetings. To me, they are a vital contribution to the process.

I encourage all to consider Ben Cooper’s remarks concerning the probable increased need to postpone council decisions…should more investigation and research be needed.

My ‘Proper Vote’ will always go to those who get it right the first time…not those who were the first to ‘jump on a popular ship headed for nowhere’. I urge all to slow the pace and get it right the first time. We did not elect you to be ‘speed demons’ or ‘show biz artists’. We elected you to represent our great town of Gilbert, Arizona with wisdom.

Captain Rick

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Comments
  1. Sure. Why not. It’s so much easier to vote YES to whatever Staff suggests or recommends. Who needs a Study Session? Who needs the work and effort that is required of Council members to stand up and represent Gilbert families? It’s time we all put ourselves in the shoes of Gilbert employees, the new “Priority.” Gilbert families are such……a bother. Those two Council Members–Victor Petersen and Jared Taylor–keep bringing up the Founders, Individual Liberties, the public purse….what a pain. Sometimes Eddie Cook causes trouble, too. The rest of the Council members just want to go home.

    Maybe they need to stay at home….permanently.

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