Taylorville alderman Earl Walters commented on the use by the City Council, of the omnibus vote on meeting minutes, committee reports, and bills, at the end of Tuesday night’s Council meeting. Walters said that he’s kept track of how many members of the public have attended city council meetings, both before the omnibus vote procedure, and after. Walters told Regional Radio News, that the same number of people have attended Taylorville City Council meetings both before all the minutes and bills were read, as there have been since the reading of minutes and bills have not taken place.
Walters added that in his over 20 years of serving on the City Council, he’s found that it’s what he called “hot potato” issues, that usually bring out a crowd.
Taylorville City Council and council committee meetings, are open to the public.