City Council is not Just an Embarrassment

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Respectful Citizen

Weatherford, TX

#1 Jul 11, 2012
mayor "call to order...."

mayor "oops forgot....uncall (is that a word?)the meeting"

mayor "now i call to order...."

sorry just another Open Meetings Act violation n anothr display of ignorance of the law. the meeting should have been adjourned and reset with the required 72 hour notice according to atty.

THEN during open mic the mayor discusses in the public forum a nonagenda item with a speaker.

Another violation. Open Meetings Act requires those on council to only discuss items on the agenda. What the Council doesnt realize, THEY are the only ones who can jeopardize the Act, not any citizen speaking on nonagenda items.

As for the "parameters" of citizens comments, none of the council members are qualified to set parameters. All they needed to do was to contact the TX Municipal League and they would give them CLEAR advice on how to handle open mic issues. All the Mayor has to do is sit there for the three minutes that someone speaks and not say a word. He set the pace of these meetings long ago, and if he finds that a speaker is indeed uttering "fighting words" as defined by TML, then he may ask the speaker be removed, but removal opens the city up for litigation and TML is strongly opposed to removal of anyone from meetings. NO statements will be disallowed on content and no one will be disallowed because of repetition. If they didnt want to HEAR the public, then WHY would they be sitting in those seats with no pay? because they are public servants?

we wont even mention Roberts Rules. but yes Roberts Rules of Order were to be followed at every meeting before the brilliant ones decided Rosenbergs (a liberal from CA wrote)would give them an out on past meetings. They wont be able to follow Rosenbergs, they wont be taught because even if they would take instruction, who the hell in TX uses Rosenbergs to teach them? EVER other successful corp, including incorporated cities, uses Roberts Rules.

This is public information. NONE of the councilmen know how to hold a meeting, they dont know any of the laws that govern our state or city yet they pass laws and ordinances and make huge changes and spend your money with no education. The most insane part of this lack of education is that this education was free to them all these years through the TX Municipal League and not one has taken the required coursework to be certified, NONE!

Why? Will someone, anyone, tell us WHY?
CommonSense

Euless, TX

#2 Jul 11, 2012
Like her or not, you HAVE to admit that Tawni does her homework.

Very informative.
Weatherford taxpayer

Lewisville, TX

#3 Jul 11, 2012
CommonSense wrote:
Like her or not, you HAVE to admit that Tawni does her homework.
Very informative.
"Does her home work"
So this council can't claim they have been blindsided, "you haven't seen anything yet" you all need to Resign NOW!!!!
1reader

Euless, TX

#4 Jul 11, 2012
CommonSense wrote:
Like her or not, you HAVE to admit that Tawni does her homework.
Very informative.
she has never, not once made a proper interpretation of laws with her babbling she needs to go back to yoga school for a refresher
Respectful Citizen

Weatherford, TX

#6 Jul 11, 2012
1reader wrote:
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she has never, not once made a proper interpretation of laws with her babbling she needs to go back to yoga school for a refresher
Why dont you seek legal council and then you tell us how the cow ate the cabbage okay? Cows n Cabbage might be good topics for you all because you have no idea what you are talking about.
Respectful Citizen

Weatherford, TX

#8 Jul 11, 2012
ObamaN2012 wrote:
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No specifics there either, Tawni. Since you disagree, tell us what proper interpretation of laws you have made. You can't speak unless you speak in generalities, deflections, platitudes, slogans, name-calling, character assassinations, or personal attacks.
Why dont you stop being so lazy? After all YOU are the one that keeps saying how dumb and crazy Tawni is so why would you want her to advise you? Oh, because you are a council member and you refuse to learn anything to help your city. Right.....I forgot for a momet, My Bad.
4truth

Weatherford, TX

#10 Jul 11, 2012
how was the mayors actions a violation of open meetings laws , explain instead of making false allegations , and that is a false allegation but it would make an interesting case study for you to lay out your interpretation of the law ms yoga
concern

Lewisville, TX

#11 Jul 13, 2012
4truth wrote:
how was the mayors actions a violation of open meetings laws , explain instead of making false allegations , and that is a false allegation but it would make an interesting case study for you to lay out your interpretation of the law ms yoga
You you understand the "Open Meeting Act"?
Concerned Resident

Dallas, TX

#12 Jul 28, 2012
It is a group of "people" who need yes people around them to seem important.
4truth

Weatherford, TX

#13 Jul 28, 2012
concern wrote:
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You you understand the "Open Meeting Act"?
Answer the question with the facts all you do is answer with another question that proves your allegations are false everyone is so glad you were not elected with your hair brain approach to things
4truth

Euless, TX

#18 Jul 29, 2012
Calm down billy, calm down

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#19 Jul 29, 2012
As an outsider, would someone please explain who Tawni Maughan really is. She must have as her legal name something other than Tawni. Perhaps she would like to publish a short bio. on this blog.
interested

Dallas, TX

#21 Jul 30, 2012
You are who? ad Yo know how?

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#22 Jul 30, 2012
that20somethingguy wrote:
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Mrs Maughan's names that I know of so far are Tani Lynn Cooper Overman Maughan.
I was just curious - her main supporters appear to be the kill the shelter group. And why waste tax payers' money on a recall election? Wasn't she defeated twice already? I must say this Weatherford forum is a strange one.
4truth

Weatherford, TX

#24 Jul 30, 2012
a recall is wasteful and spitting in the eye of the voters but the losers in last election think they know more than everyone yet have never accomplished anything that can be proved in managing and leading. they should wait until the next election and get beat again
voter

Dallas, TX

#25 Jul 31, 2012
4truth wrote:
a recall is wasteful and spitting in the eye of the voters but the losers in last election think they know more than everyone yet have never accomplished anything that can be proved in managing and leading. they should wait until the next election and get beat again
Why was it included in our City Charter?
Are you now afarid that the current council members would not get the votes needed to with stand a RECAll election which brought their action in to focus?
If they were RECALLED, they would lose their seats for a while because of the new 3 year terms. What come around goes around.
nownow

Dallas, TX

#26 Jul 31, 2012
RECALL

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#27 Jul 31, 2012
interested wrote:
"Big Sueak" who do think you are?
Wrong! Wrong!!
"her main supporters appear to be the kill the shelter group" are they not "the "NO" kill animal group
"why waste tax payers' money on a recall election"" They why spend more and more taxpayer's money on "legecy" parks?
Many of the people are tired of what we have. They need to be replaced.
RECAll
RECALL
RECALL
If these people are "so tired", why didn't they vote? I suppose they were just too tired to get out of the house. And I could ask you the same thing - who do you think you are? Oh, I know, you are just another cyber bully trying to force everyone to share your "tired" rhetoric. If I lived in Weatherford, I'd vote for Swancy and Hamilton just for grins.

Since: Jul 12

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#28 Jul 31, 2012
interested wrote:
"Big Sueak" who do think you are?
Wrong! Wrong!!
"her main supporters appear to be the kill the shelter group" are they not "the "NO" kill animal group
"why waste tax payers' money on a recall election"" They why spend more and more taxpayer's money on "legecy" parks?
Many of the people are tired of what we have. They need to be replaced.
RECAll
RECALL
RECALL
To clarify, from what I have read on this forum and other blogs, they are the kill the shelter group.
4truth

Weatherford, TX

#29 Jul 31, 2012
voter wrote:
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Why was it included in our City Charter?
Are you now afarid that the current council members would not get the votes needed to with stand a RECAll election which brought their action in to focus?
If they were RECALLED, they would lose their seats for a while because of the new 3 year terms. What come around goes around.
it does not matter why it is in the charter it is a waste of tax dollars because it is being pushed by people who can't convince even a 1000 voters to vote for them so it is all spur grapes by people who act like children on the playground who keep losing at kickball

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