Public call vote not logical
I'm not happy with the Yuma City Council, but I must have missed something over the “heated discussion” as to when the Call to the Public should take place.
The way I understand it, if the Call to the Public comes first, the council just sits there and listens; they do not respond. The same would occur if the Call to the Public came last. If either way produces the same result, then logically first or last makes no difference. If the council identifies a logical reason for the “call” to come first (they did), then they decide it does; if there is no reason, it is still the council's choice, by vote, as to where it comes.
I am surprised at the four-to-three vote to place the “Call to the Public” last. My surprise was why the vote was not 7 to 0 in favor of placing it last. We do expect the council to efficiently conduct their business. I wonder if the three that voted against the motion did so for political correctness or to pander to the public. They may have had another reason, but it certainly was not logic. Is it possible those citizens present and speaking against the “Call to the Public” coming first just wanted to be able to leave the meeting earlier?
John W. Gillis