Rumorcheck.org has done a creditable job of fulfilling its mission. Building on that reactive mission, it now is expanding its mission with a more proactive purpose as well:
After the jump, a question that has been nagging at me for a long time.While RumorCheck got its start in examining and usually refuting the groundless rumors that swirl around, over time, we have seen the need for other types of content here on the RumorCheck website. Some time ago, we added an "Editorial" section for more editorial content that was perhaps not based on any single rumor.
Now RumorCheck is adding what we think will prove to be its most exciting feature: a Question & Answer (Q & A) section in which we will answer general purpose questions about how local government works.Source: Rumorcheck.org.
My question: How are the agendas for Richardson City Council meetings set?
And, if I may, I have a bunch of follow-ups. Or, in other words, I won't be satisfied with an answer that doesn't answer all of these questions, too.
- Who types up the agenda?
- Who does he or she take inputs from?
- Who all reviews the draft agenda?
- Who has final approval?
- How are disputes about the agenda decided?
- Where is any of this process written down?
- How can council members participate in setting the agenda of their own meetings without violating the Texas Open Meetings Act?
- And if council members don't collaborate on the agenda for their own meeting, why not?
I don't know the answers to any of these questions. I'm counting on Rumorcheck.org to shed some light on these workings of city government.