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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>> WELCOME TO THE WORK SESSION FOR THE PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING OF TUESDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2021. WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CALL THE WORK SESSION TO ORDER. LAURA, YOU READY?

>> WITH HE HAVE A QUORUM ESTABLISHED. AND SO, WE'RE GOING TO GO TO ITEM NUMBER TWO TO PROVIDE COMMENT FOR THE MEETING, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO CITIZEN INPUT AT ROWLETT.COM.

GENERAL COMMENT TO THE COMMISSION, OUR COMMENT WILL BE READ INTO THE RECORD DURING THE MEETING, THERE IS A 3 MINUTE

[2A. Presentation of voter education information for the May 1, 2021 Special Bond Election and Charter Amendment Election. (15 minutes)]

TIME LIMIT AND THERE'LL BE NO COMMENTS TAKEN DURING THE

MEETING. >> NOW, 2 A, PRESENTATION OF VOTER EDUCATION INFORMATION FOR MAY 1ST, 2021. SPECIAL BOND ELECTION AND CHARTER AMENDMENT ELECTION.

>> GOOD EVENING, COMMISSIONERS BRIAN WILL BE PRESENTING THIS

ITEM. >> I APOLOGIZE, UP FRONT, I'VE GOT NOISE IN THE BACKGROUND, I I'LL DO MY BEST TO AVOID IT. DO

YOU HAVE THOSE PRESENTATIONS? >> I DO. I'M PULLING UP

CHARTER FIRST. >> I WAS GOING TO DO BOND

FIRST, KCAN YOU DO THAT ONE. >> OKAY. I'M DOING DOUBLE DUTY. GOOD EVENING EVERYONE, I'M BRIAN AND I'M A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD THIS YEAR AND I'M HERE THIS EVENING TO PRESENT TO YOU OUR 2021 BOND FUNDING PACKAGE AND SHOW YOU RESOURCES THAT CAN PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. FIRST LET ME THINK ANGIE AND HER STAFF FOR PREPARING OUR PRESENTATION TONIGHT. I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY THAT INCLUDES WHAT THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD IS, WHAT THE GENERAL STATUS OF PROJECTS FROM 2015 AND 2018 ARE. ALONG WITH WHAT PROPOSITIONS SPECIFIC PROJECTS ARE BEING CONSIDERED HOW TO GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHEN EARLY VOTING BEGINNING. IN THE FALL OF 2019, THE CIAB WAS CHARGE WOULD TARGETING ANOTHER TO $50 MILLION IN PROJECTING THAT COULD BE COMPLETED IN A THREE YEAR PERIOD AND WOULD REQUIRE NO TAX INCREASE TO OUR CITIZENS.

THESE WERE THE GOALS FOR THE 2015 ELECTION. THE PRIORITIES FOR ROWLETT AND ULTIMATELY ENDED UP WITH THE RESULTS ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE SIDE OF THE SLIDE. WE'LL GO INTO MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE SELECTED PROJECTS. THERE ARE 10 ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE CIAB. AND THEY JOINED FORCES WITH WIT ANY LONING FROM THE COUNCIL, HE WAS OUR COUNCIL LIAISON AND MANY OF THE STAFF IN THE CITY TO OUTLINE PROJECTING NEEDED IN THE 2021 ELECTION. JOINT MEETING WITH COUNCIL IN EARLY DECEMBER, AND THEN HANDED THE FINAL SELECTIONS ETCH TO COUNCIL WHERE DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER IS THAT THE CIP PROCESS ON GOING.

WE HAVE THE TEN OR 20 YEARS OF PROJECT READY FOR THE NEXT BONDING OPPORTUNITY. REPAIR INITIATIVES IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND THOSE ARE FUNDED THROUGH THE ANNUAL BUDGET PROCESS. PUTTING TOGETHER A SLATE OF PROJECTS INCLUDING BALANCING EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS AND FOCUSSING ON QUALITY OF LIFE INITIATIVES. KEEP IN MIND WE DISCUSSED 43 PROJECTS TOTALLING $147 MILLION FROM CITY PROJECTS AS WELL AS 35 PROJECT REQUESTS FROM OUR CITIZENS. SO, WHAT ABOUT THE LAST TWO BOND ELECTIONS AND THE FUNDING FOR THOSE PROJECTS. IN 2015, THE

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VOTER SHALL APPROVED $25.8 MILLION IN PROJECTS AND AS OF TODAY ALL BUT ONE OR TWO ARE COMPLETE. THE PROJECTS THAT ARE DELAYED ARE ON THE CITY WEBSITE. AND WE'RE IN THE FINAL STAGES OF DESIGN AND HOPE TO HAVE THE NEW FACILITY IN PLACE BY THE SUMMER.

IN 2018, CITIZENS APPROVED NEARLY $60 MILLION IN PROJECTS.

AN UPDATE WAS JUST PRESENTED TO COUNCIL ON MARCH 2ND WITH A FULL STATUS OF PROJECTS IN 2015 AND 2018. THAT BRINGS US TO THE PLANS FOR 2021. NEXT SLIDE. AFTER MULTIPLE MEETINGS WITH STAFF, JOINT MEETINGS, BETWEEN THE CITY COUNSEL AND CIAB. THE PROJECTS PROTOES 29 MILLION, $157. YOU COULD SEE PROPOSITION A, WOULD BE PAVING AND DRAINAGE, PARKS TRAILS AND RECREATION FACILITIES IS $7.35 MILLION. AND 2.2. IN THIS SLIDE OCT SEE THE FULL LIST OF PROJECTS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER ON YOUR LIST FOR THE 2021 BOND ELECTION HELD IN MAY. WE DO NOT HAVE TIME TO GO INTO DETAILS FOR ALL THE PROJECTS, THE NEXT FEW SLIDES WILL EXPLAIN HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION AND THE DATES FOR EARLY AND ELECTION DAY VOTING. PROP-A IS PAVING AND DRAINAGE, A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ROAD PROJECTS AS WELL AS THE DRAINAGE PROJECTS. COMPLETING THE PARK AS WELL AS OTHER NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS TO SOME OF THE OTHER PARKSES. THE PUBLIC SAFETY INCLUDES EMERGENCY SIREN SYSTEM UPGRADE BUT IT REALLY IS A BRAND NEW SYSTEM THAT'S STATE OF THE ART. SO, WHERE DO YOU GET MORE INFORMATION? A TOWN HALL MEETING IS BEING SCHEDULED NOW AND WILL BE HELD IN EARLY APRIL ALONG WITH A MAILER THAT WILL HIT YOUR MAIL BOX IN EARLY APRIL THAT WILL INCLUDE DETAILS OF ALL THE PROJECTS AS WELL. AND THE PROJECTS AND FUNDING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE WEBSITE. THE WEBSITE INCLUDES AN INTERACTIVE MAP WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ON EVERY PROJECT INCLUDED IN THE ELECTION. THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE IMPORTANT MILESTONES AND DATES, WHICH INCLUDE EARLY VOTING APRIL 19TH.

AND ELECTION DAY WHICH IS MAY 1ST. DUE TO WINTER STORM DAMAGE TO THE ANNEX BUILDING, VOTING WILL BE HELD IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER. WHILE WE HAVE NOT HAD TIME TO TONIGHT TO GO THROUGH DETAILS OF IT EACH PROJECT, EACH STAFF LIAISON WILL PROVIDE DETAILS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. WHAT WE ASK IS THAT YOU SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE AND ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES TO GET OUT AND VOTE. I WOULD ENTERTAIN QUESTIONS, THOUGH KEEP IN MIND, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE GETS THESE. SO, LAURA, ARE WE

RECORDING TONIGHT? >> YES. AND STREAMING LIVE.

>> ANY QUESTIONS ON THE UPCOMING BOND ELECTION? I'M SORRY FOR THE DARKNESS, MY LIGHT'S NOT WORKING.

>> I HAVE ONE QUESTION. AND COULD YOU REPEAT WHAT THE PUBLIC SAFETY ITEMS WERE. THE PUBLIC SAFETY ITEMS, PLEASE.

>> CERTAINLY. THE FIRST ONE IS A NEW SIREN SYSTEM TO REPLACE THE OLD SIREN SYSTEM. THAT'S THE MAJORITY OF WHAT'S IN PUBLIC SAFETY RIGHT NOW. THE OTHER IS THE DESIGN PHASE FOR THE SAPPHIRE BAY FIRE AND POLICE STATION.

>> THANK YOU. >> CAN I FOLLOW UP WITH A QUESTION ON THAT. AND I DON'T WANT TO DIG TOO DEEP THERE, SO WE TALK ABOUT A 2021 BOND FOR THE DESIGN OF A FIRE STATION IN SAPPHIRE BAY. WHEN ARE WE AIMING TO HAVE A FIRE STATION

AND POLICE STATION THERE? >> ACTUALLY BY 2025. THE ORIGINAL DISCUSSIONS HAD THE ENTIRE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION AMOUNT IN THE BOND, BUT THE AS YOU KNOW, THE CITY'S BEEN

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LOOKING AT A FACILITY'S REVIEW AND THAT REVIEW IS NOT COMPLETE YET. SO COUNCIL DECIDED TO WITH HOLD SOME OF THE TAXING CAPACITY FOR THE BOND PENDING COMPLETION OF THAT SO THEY CAN REVIEW HOW THAT GETS IN WITH THE OTHER PUBLIC SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE

FACILITY'S NEEDS. >> DO WE HAVE A COMPLETION DATE

FOR THAT? >> I DO NOT. THE CHIEF ASSURED US AS WELL AS ASSURING THE COUNCIL THAT THEY WILL BE READY WHEN THE FACILITIES OPEN IN 2023.

>> ARE WE READY TO MOVE TO THE NEXT PRESENTATION?

>> YES, SIR. >> OKAY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, VERY MUCH. AND I'M WORKING FROM A SCRIPT PREPARED BY ANGIE SPOKES. AGAIN THANKS TO ANGIE AND HER TEAM FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER. I ALSO SERVE ON THE CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION THIS YEAR. I'M HERE TO PRESENT YOU WITH A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COMMISSION AND RESULTING IN PROPOSITIONS THAT WILL APPEAR ON THE BALLOT FOR THE MAY 1ST SPECIAL ELECTION. I'LL EXPLAIN THE PROCESS OF AMENDING THE CHARTER, AREAS OF REVIEW AND RESULTING RECOMMENDED PROPOSALS AND I WILL DIRECT YOU TO RESOURCES THAT WILL PROVIDE YOU ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. THESE ARE THE COMMISSION MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE COUNCIL IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR. THE COMMISSION BEGAN MEETING IN AUGUST AND PRESENTS A RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL ON JANUARY 5TH. AFTER FURTHER COUNCIL REVIEW AND DISCUSSION, CONSENSUS WAS REACHED FOR THE BALLOT ITEMS ON JANUARY 19TH. WHILE THESE ARE THE KEY FOCUS WHY ARES, THE CHARTER WAS REVIEWED IN IT'S ENTIRETY.

LARGELY WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ON THE SCREEN WERE AREAS THE COUNCIL ASKED US TO FOCUS ON AND WE ALSO HAD AN ASSIST FROM JUDGE LISTON AROUND THE MUNICIPAL COURT ITEM. PROPOSITION A IS PROPOSING AN EXTENSION OF THE NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE OR TOTAL TERMS A PERSON CAN SERVE TO THREE, THREE-YEAR TERMS AND LIMITING THE OVERALL YEARS OF SERVICE TO NINE AND AS MAYOR TO NINE FOR A TOTAL SERVICE OF 18 YEARS FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL BETWEEN COUNCIL AND MAYOR. THIS IS THE ACTUAL LANGUAGE THAT WOULD APPEAR ON THE BALLOT. PROPOSITION B IS AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT THAT THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS WOULD RECEIVE EACH MONTH CHANGING THE MAYOR'S COMPENSATION FROM $500 A MONTH TO $750 PER MONTH. THE LAST TIME THERE WAS AN INCREASE WAS APPROVAL OF PROPOSITION 3 IN MAY 2016 CHARTER AMENDMENTS.

PROPOSITION C PROPOSES THAT THE WORD MAY BE CHANGED TO SHALL IN ORDER TO REQUIRE THE APPOINTMENT OF A CITY AUDITOR RATHER THAN HAVING IT OPTIONAL AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. CURRENT PROCESS FOR COUNCIL DOZE NOT BY ORDINANCE BY BY COUNCIL MAJORITY VOTE.

PROPOSITION D PROPOSES THAT SOCIAL MEDIA IN QUOTES, BE ADDED TO THE CODE OF ETHICS SECTION OF THE CHARTER AS AN ASIDE, THE CITY COUNCIL RECENTLY UPDATED THE CODE OF ORDINANCES ETHICS POLICY TO INCLUDE SOCIAL MEDIA. IT'S ALMOST MOOT BUT WE THOUGHT WE WOULD KEEP IT ON THE CHARTER SO IT'S NOT REMOVED IN THE

FUTURE. >> THE MUNICIPAL COURT AND OPERATIONS. IT BRINGS THE CHARTER LANGUAGE IN LINE WITH CURRENT STATE LAW. AND IT GETS VERY DETAILED AND IT'S ONE OF THE AREAS WHERE MY EYES WERE GLAZING OVER. THE CHANGES INCLUDE THE INCLUSION OF AN END NOTE IN THE CHARTER, THE DESIGNATIONS OF THE COURT'S NAME. REFERENCING A SPECIFIC SECTION OF THE CHARTER REGARDING TERM APPOINTMENTS OF THE JUDGES PROVIDING FOR CIVIL AND CONCURRENT JURISDICTION. AND MOVING THE APPOINTMENT OF COURT STAFF UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE FROM THE CITY MANAGER. THIS LAST CHANGE HAS BEEN MADE ADMINISTRATIVELY AND KEEPING WITH STATE LAW AND THE

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CHARTER CHANGE JUST BRINGING THE CHARTER IN LINE WITH STATE LAW.

PROPOSITION F PROPOSES REMOVING THE SPEAKS FIZZITY OF TWO YEARS TERMS FOR THE CHIEF AND ALTERNATE ASSOCIATION JUDGES BUT DOES NOT RESTRICT THE COUNCIL TO MAKE THOSE JUDGES THROUGH STATE LAW. THERE ARE TOPICS REVIEWED WITH RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO MAKE NO CHANGES AT THIS TIME. IN LOOKING AT GOVERNMENT DISTRICTS, THE COMMISSION CAREFULLY CONSIDERED HOW DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE CITY MIGHT BE REPRESENTED.

CURRENTLY, EACH COUNCIL MEMBER IS ACCOUNTABLE TO EVERY CITIZEN OF ROWLETT. ULTIMATELY, THE COMMISSION ARRIVED AT A COUPLE OF KEY CONCERNS. BY DEVELOPING ZONES WE'RE CONCERNS WITH POLITICS CAN INTERFERE WITH RESIDENTS. ADDITIONALLY, WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LACK OF CANDIDATES OVERALL, DURING THE LAST ELECTION THERE WERE ONLY FOUR CANDIDATES FOR THE THREE OPEN SEATS. CERTAIN DISTRICTS MAY GO UNREPRESENTED OR POORLY REPRESENTED. AS A RESULT THE CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION IS RECOMMENDING NO CHANGE TO THE CHARTER REGARDING GOVERNANCE OF ZONING. THE COMMISSION CONSIDERED WHETHER OUR LOCAL ELECTION SHOULD BE MOVED TO. THE COMMISSION DECIDED IT WAS BETTER TO KEEP OUR LOCAL ELECTIONS SEPARATE SO THAT THE ELECTORATE CAN FOCUS ON THE LOCAL ELECTION. THERE WAS SOME CONCERN WITH THE LOCAL ELECTIONS BEING LUMPED TOGETHER WITH THE STATE AND NATIONAL ELECTIONS, THAT THERE WAS A LOSS OF FOCUS ON WHAT WAS IMPORTANT TO THE CITY WITH ALL OF THE OTHER INFORMATION THAT PEOPLE WERE DEALING WITH. THE CHARTER DOES PROVIDE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO AMEND STATUTORY OR STATE LAW REFERENCES. TO AMENDMENT, ALTER OR REFOR MAT PROVISIONS BUT NO SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES WITHOUT VETTER APPROVAL.

83 PERCENT OF THE VOTERS AS PROPOSITION THREE IN THE CHARTER AMENDMENT. THESE CHANGES RECOMMENDED BY THE COMMISSION WILL BE BROUGHT FORWARD TO CITY COUNCIL AT A LATER DATE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENT. IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT THOSE, MOST OF THESE ARE MINOR, THESE ARE ALL MINOR CORRECTIONS TO BRING THE CHARTER IN LINE WITH STATE LAW OR WHAT WE'VE ALREADY BEEN DOING. AND SO, WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION? WE WILL HAVE

IT INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE. >> IT'S SLIDE 15.

>> OKAY. SLIDE 15. VERY GOOD. WE ARE VISITING WITH ALL THE OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS THIS MONTH HELPING TO SPREAD THE WORD TO GET OUT THE VOTE ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED TO YOU AND ALL DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED THROUGH CITY AVENUE. THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE WILL BE APRIL 19TH. SAME TIME AND SCHEDULE AS THE BOND ELECTION. DUE TO OUR LIMITED TIME WITH YOU, THIS PRESENTATION IS JUST A BRIEF OVERVIEW AND PROPOSED AMENDMENTS, I DO INVITE YOU TO READ THROUGH THE AMENDMENTS IN DETAIL. THE MORE DETAILED PRESENTATION WILL BE PRESENTED BY YOUR STAFF LIAISON, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OF INFORMATION PROVIDED SEND IT TO THE CITY SECRETARY. COMMISSIONERS, I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND ASK YOU TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH OTHER ROWLETT RESIDENTS AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET OUT AND VOTE. AND AGAIN, I'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

>> ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, ANYBODY?

>> WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING THAT VERY IMPORTANT VOTER EDUCATION INFORMATION THIS EVENING. WE APPRECIATE IT.

>> GLAD TO DO IT, AND IF YOU MISSED ANY OF IT, JOIN THE PARK'S MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT WHERE I GET TO DO IT AGAIN.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

[2B. Receive a presentation from the City Attorney regarding Robert’s Rules of Order (15 minutes)]

>> AT THIS TIME WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM 2 B AND RECEIVE A

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PRESENTATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY REGARDING ROBERT'S

RULES OF ORDER. >> YOU MAY WANT TO RESTART AND

JOIN US AGAIN. >> CAN OUR IT GUY GIVE HIM SOME COACHING, MAYBE, CAN HE CALL INTO THE MEETING FROM HIS CELLPHONE, POSSIBLY? LET'S GIVE HIM A MINUTE OR TWO AND SEE IF I CAN JUMP BACK IN. IS THERE A PHONE NUMBER THAT HE COULD CALL

INTO THE MEETING? >> IT'S HAPPENED TO EACH ONE OF US AT SOME POINT THROUGHOUT THIS TIME.

>> IT'S PROBABLY HIS MICROPHONE SETTING.

>> I'M GOING TO CHECK WITH LAURA, GIVE ME ONE SEOND.

OKAY. >> OKAY.

>> CONGRESSMAN COMMISSIONERS, DAVID IS GOING TO CALL IN FROM HIS PHONE AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO ADDRESS IT IN THAT MANNER.

>> SUPER. THANK YOU. >> I WILL SAY THIS, I'VE BEEN

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MUTING AND UNMUTING MYSELF OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND NOTHING SEEMS TO BE WORKING. CAN EVERYONE HEAR ME?

>> YES. >> OKAY. VERY GOOD. SO, SORRY ABOUT THAT TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUE THERE. I'M HERE TO TALK TO YOU BRIEFLY ABOUT ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER AND JUST MAKING MOTIONS AND I'LL ALSO BE PARTICIPTING, OR I DON'T KNOW IF PARTICIPATING, BUT I'LL BE ATTENDING THE REST OF THE MEETING. I'M NOT QUITE SURE HOW MY PARTICIPATION WILL UNFOLD GIVEN MY ISSUES WITH ZOOM. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT'S EVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, I THINK YOU COULD RAISE YOUR HANDS, BUT SOMEONE'S GOING TO HAVE TO LET ME KNOW THAT SOMEONE'S ASKING A QUESTION, BECAUSE I CAN'T SEE THE COMMISSION. SO, WITH THAT IN MIND, I'M GOING TO BEGIN.

ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER IS A SET OF RULES DEALING WITH PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE THAT DATE BACK FOR MANY, MANY, YEARS IT IS NOT THE LAW IN TEXAS. THE RULES HOWEVER, ARE A MANNER OR METHOD OF THE ORDERLY CONDUCT OF BUSINESS FOR PART LAMENTS FOR GROUPS OF PEOPLE, IT FOLLOWS, ORDERLY, REGULAR, AND PRESERVE THE DIGNITY AND PROTOCOL OF THE MEETING. REALLY SIMPLY, IT'S NOT THE LAW. WHATEVER YOU GUYS EVER DO AS A COMMISSION, THE LAW SIMPLY REQUIRES THAT THE MINUTES REFLECT A MAJORITY VOTE IN FAVOR OF SOME ITEM. THE SPECIFICITY MAY BE AN ISSUE, BUT THE MINUTES MUST REFLECT A MOTION AND A MAJORITY VOTE. THE FIRST FUNDAMENTAL RULE IS THAT THE CHAIRPERSON IS THE ONE THAT PRESIDES OVER THE MEETING. IF ANYONE HAS A DISAGREEMENT WITH SOME PROCESS THE METHOD OF HAVING A DISAGREEMENT IS CALLING A POINT OF ORDER. YOU SAY, CHAIR, I CALL A POINT OF ORDER, I THINK THAT WE SHOULD NOT BY PASS AGENDA ITEM 3 FOR EXAMPLE.

THE CHAIR MAY AGREE WITH THAT AND COMPLY, IF THE CHAIR DOES NOT THEN THE MEMBER CALLING THE POINT OF ORDER HAS THE OBLIGATION TO CALL THE POINT OF ORDER AGAIN AND ASK FOR A VOTE ON IT. THAT PERSON SHOULD MAKE A MOTION TO NOT CHANGE THE TO DO WHATEVER THE POINT OF ORDER CALLS FOR, THAT MOTION MUSTING SECONDED, THERE IS NO DISCUSSION. THE CHAIR THEN CALLS THE QUESTION OR CALLS FOR THE VOTE. PRETTY SIMPLE IF THE VOTE PASSES, THEN THE POINT OF ORDER IS SUSTAINED BY THE COMMISSION AND THE CHAIR THEN COMPLIES WITH THAT MAJORITY VOTE ON THAT RULE OF PROCEDURE. AS A BASIC RULE, ALL OF OUR -- NOT JUST THE COMMISSION, BUT ALL OF OUR BOARDS AND COMMISSION, THE CITY COUNCIL, THE COUNSEL'S BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS OF OTHER CITIES, THE PROCESS IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME. WHENEVER WE ADDRESS AN ITEM ON THE AGENDA, YOU FOLLOW THE AGENDA IN SEQUENCE, THE CHAIR WILL CALL THE ITEM, USUALLY IT'S READ INTO THE RECORD ALTHOUGH IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE. IT SHOULD BE PARAPHRASED INTO THE RECORD. THERE'LL BE INTRODUCTION BY STAFF, WHETHER BRIEF OR LONG DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE BUT STAFF WILL USUALLY INTRODUCE THE ISSUE OR ITEM OR A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION WILL DO THE INTRODUCTION. ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER THEN SAYS THERE NEEDS TO BE A MOTION AND A SECOND AND THEN DISCUSSION BEFORE THE QUESTION IS CALLED. THAT IS NOT VERY COMMONLY DONE, THOUGH, IN MOST CITIES, MOST BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS WILL, AFTER THE INTRODUCTION WILL HAVE DISCUSSION ON AND THEN A MOTION WILL BE MADE, AND THEN A SECOND, AND THEN THE CHAIR CALLS THE QUESTION OR CALLS FOR THE VOTE.

IT KIND OF MAKES SENSE TO DO IT THAT WAY ONLY BECAUSE YOU MAY NOT REALLY BE SURE EXACTLY HOW YOU WANT TO VOTE OR HOW YOU WANT TO MAKE A MOTION UNTIL THERE'S BEEN SOME DISCUSSION OF THE ISSUE AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION. IF YOU ARE EVER GOING TO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING AND YOU TYPICALLY, OR COMMONLY DO, YOU WILL REACH THE AGENDA ITEM, READ IT INTO THE RECORDS, GIVE AN INTRODUCTION THEN YOU HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING. YOU

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MUST FORMALLY OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TAKE TESTIMONY FROM ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO TESTIFY. YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO LIMIT THAT TESTIMONY GENERALLY, THE RULE OF THUMB IS IF IT'S A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE AND IT'S A LOT OF SPEAKERS, MOST CHAIRS AND MAYORS WILL LIMIT PUBLIC INPUTS IN THE PUBLIC HEARING TO ABOUT 3 MINUTES A PERSON. YOU ALSO HAVE THE AUTHORITY, TECHNICALLY TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF SPEAKERS IF YOU WANT TO. I DON'T TYPICALLY SEE THAT DONE OFTEN THOUGH. AND IN TERMS OF REGULATING CONTENT, THE BEST YOU COULD DO IS SAY PLEASE DON'T REPEAT WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE HAS SAID. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. UNDERSTAND IF YOU'VE GOT 10 SPEAKERS ON BOTH SIDES, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT AN HOURS' WORTH OF TIME. THREE MINUTES MAY SEEM LIKE A SHORT TIME BUT HAD YOU HAVE A NUMBER OF SPEAKERS, IT'S VERY TIME CONSUMING. BUT YOU HAVE A PUBLIC NEED OR A PUBLIC INTEREST THAT YOU NEEDED TO SERVE TO LET PEOPLE SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY AND SPEAK THEIR MINDS. DON'T INTERRUPT THEM. YOU CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS, BUT REALLY SHOULD BE DEFERRING QUESTIONS DURING PUBLIC HEARINGS TO STAFF. ONCE THE PUBLIC HEARING IS FORMALLY CLOSED AND YOU NEED TO FORMALLY CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT. ONCE ALL THE SPEAKERS HAVE GIVEN THEIR STATEMENTS, THE CHAIR THEN SAYS IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE WHO HAS ANYBODY ELSE TO SAY AND IF NOBODY SPEAKING UP, YOU SAY I'M GOING TO FORMALLY CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. ONCE IT'S CLOSED YOU HAVE NO OBLIGATION AFTER THAT TO LISTEN TO INPUT FROM ANYBODY ELSE IN THE AUDIENCE. THAT MAY SEEM HARSH, BUT IN CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES, IT MAKES SENSE BECAUSE IF YOU'VE GOT A WHOLE BUNCH OF ANGRY PEOPLE, THEY'RE GOING TO WANT TO DISCUSS THINGS THERE. THAT IS NOT THE PLACE FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION, IT WILL OFTEN DISSOLVE INTO AN ANGRY MESS. IT CAN REALLY BECOME A MESS. SO THE PROPER PROCEDURE AGAIN, INTRODUCTION OF THE AGENDA ITEM, OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING, TAKE TESTIMONY, CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. HAVE DISCUSSION OF JUST AMONG THE COMMISSION THE CHAIR WILL THEN CALL FOR A MOTION. SOMEONE WILL MAKE A MOTION, THE CHAIR MUST LOOK FOR A SECOND. SOMEONE MAKES A SECOND, THE CHAIR THEN CALLS THE QUESTION. THE MOTION MUST BE SPECIFIC. AND THIS IS A PROBLEM IN A LOT OF CITIES AND IN A LOT OF COUNCIL MEETINGS AS WELL. I USED TO SIT IN ON ALL PNZ MEETINGS, YEARS AGO. THE STAFF WOULD MAKE A RECOMMENDATION THAT HAD A LONG LIST OF EXCEPTIONS OR VARIANTS AND DIFFERENCE FROM WHAT THE APPLICATION ACTUALLY WANTED. SO WHEN THE CHAIR DISCUSSED IT AND DELIBERATE RATED A MOTION WOULD BE MADE BY A MEMBER OF THE CHAIR AND WHAT HE OR SHE WOULD DO, IS THEY WOULD HAVE A LIST, A NOTE BOOK AND THEY WOULD SAY I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE WHATEVER IT MAY BE, THIS ZONING CHANGE WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS OR THE FOLLOWING REVISIONS. AND THEY WOULD READ FROM THE LIST WHICH WAS VERBATIM OUT OF WHAT THE STAFF RECOMMENDED. WHEN IT WAS SECONDED, IT WAS CLEAR TO WHAT IT IS, WHEN THE VOTE WAS CALLED, THE QUESTION WAS CLEAR. IF SOMEONE MAKE AS MOTION AND THEY DON'T IDENTIFY ALL OF THE CONDITIONS OR CHANGES BETWEEN WHAT'S IN THE AGENDA PACT, AND WHAT THEY'RE VOTING ON, IF THEY DON'T IDENTIFY THOSE CHANGES, THEN SOMEONE CAN SECOND IT, BUT WHAT THEY CAN SAY IS I WANT TO SECOND THAT MOTION BUT I WOULD LIKE FOR THE MOTION TO BE AMENDED. I MAKE A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION. THAT THE APPLICATION BE APPROVED WITH THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS. IF THE PERSON WHO MADE THE MOTION AGREES WITH THAT THAT IS IT IS A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT, IT HAS BEEN SECONDED, THE CHAIR THEN CALLS THE QUESTION. AND IF THE MAJORITY VOTES ARE THERE THEN IT PASSES. I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT HAPPEN, BUT, MAYBE ONCE, YOERS AND YEARS AGO. I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THIS, PERSON SAYS, I SECOND THAT MOTION, BUT I WANT TO MAKE A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT, THE MOVEMENT THEN SAYS I DON'T AGREE WITH THAT AMENDMENT, WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES? THE ANYBODY ON THE BOARD OR ON THE COMMISSION CAN CALL A POINT OF ORDER AND SAY I MOVE THAT THE MAIN MOTION BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS. THAT MOTION TO AMEND

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THE MAIN MOTION NEEDS TO BE SECONDED AND WITHOUT DISCUSSION VOTED ON. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? IT'S A BIT CONFUSING, DOESN'T TYPICALLY HAPPEN THAT WAY, IT'S EXTREMELY RARE. THE BASIC PROCESS, MOTION, CLEAR MOTION, A SECOND, AND THEN CALL THE QUESTION. THAT'S PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. IT'S NOT AS SIMPLE AS IT SEEMS. IT DOES IN FACT TAKE PRACTICE. IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO WATCH OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND SEE HOW THEY DO IT. COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD PROBABLY BE AWARE OF, NUMBER ONE, THERE IS NO APPROVAL IN THE NEGATIVE.

THIS IS PRETTY IMPORTANT. I MOVE TO DENY THE ZONING CHANGE, I SECOND THAT MOTION, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE, AND IT DOES NOT PASS. THE MOTION TO DENY FAILS. THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE ZONING CHANGE HAS BEEN APPROVED. DO YOU ALL UNDERSTAND THAT DIFFERENCE. I'M NOT EVEN SURE IF YOU COULD HEAR ME. YOU CAN NOT PASS SOMETHING IN THE NEGATIVE. AGAIN, JUST TO RECAP, I MOVE TO DENY, I SECOND THAT MOTION, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

MOTION FAILS. THE ZONING, THE MOTION TO DENY HAS NOT PASSED, THE ZONING, HOWEVER, HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED. IN ROWLETT, WE HAVE A PROVISION IN OUR RULES AND THIS REALLY ONLY APPLIES TO COUNCIL, YOU GUYS MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ZONING CHANGES AND NOT NECESSARILY PASSING THE ZONING ITSELF LIKE YOU DO WITH PLATTES, BUT IF THE COUNCIL FORMALLY DENIES THE ZONING CHANGE AND THAT MOTION HAS BEEN SECONDED AND PASSED BY THE MAJORITY VOTE THEN A ONE-YEAR COOLING OFF PERIOD KICKS IN AND THE APPLICANT CANNOT FILE FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR UNLESS THERE'S A CHANGE IN THE APPLICATION. WE HAD A SITUATION ONCE WHERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ZONING WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL. THE MAYOR THEN WENT ON TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM, THE ONE-YEAR COOLING OFF PERIOD DID NOT APPLY AND A WEEK LATER, THE APPLICANT SUBMITTED A SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR APPLICATION. SO Y'ALL NEED TO UNDERSTAND, YOU DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO DENY SOMETHING UNLESS SOMETHING UNLESS SOME RULE OR SOME ORDINANCE SAYS YOU NEED TO. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE A ZONING CHANGE DOES NOT PASS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO FORMALLY RECOMMEND DENIAL. THE COUNCIL DOES, BUT YOU GUYS DON'T. AND IN MOST CIRCUMSTANCES YOU DO NOT. Y'ALL UNDER THE RULES REGARDING PLATTES, IF IT MEETS ALL OF OUR REQUIREMENTS YOU HAVE NO CHOICE TO APPROVE IT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF IT, BUT YOU HAVE TO BECAUSE YOU'RE THE FINAL AUTHORITY OVER PLATTES. NOW AFTER THE LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION, YOU COULD APPROVE, DENY OR APPROVE WITH CONDITIONS.

IF THOSE CONDITIONS AREN'T MET THEN DOWN THE ROAD THERE'LL BE LOTS OF PROBLEMS AND THERE ALWAYS ARE. NOWADAYS, THE LAW SAYS BECAUSE OF THE LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION YOU CAN APPROVE WITH CONDITIONS, IF YOU DO, THE MOTION MUST BE REALLY CLEAR, I MOVE TO APPROVE THIS PLATTE WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS. AND YOU WRITE THEM OUT ON A NOTE PAD AND READ IT OFF WHEN YOU MAKE THE MOTION, THAT MOTION SHOULD BE SECONDED.

IF THERE IS NO SECOND, THE MOTION DIES FOR LACK OF A SECOND. THE CHAIR THEN CALLS FOR ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION AND ANOTHER MOTION. IF THERE'S NO NEW MOTION, OR NO MOTION PASSES, MOVE ON TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. IF IT'S A PLATTE, TOUGH LUCK, IT'S AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED IF YOU DON'T DENY IT WITHIN 30 DAYS. IF YOU WANT TO IMPOSE CONDITIONS, WRITE IT DOWN AND READ IT OFF, MAKE IT REALLY, REALLY, CLEAR. WHEN SOMEONE SECONDS IT, THEN THE CHAIR CALLS THE QUESTION AND YOU SHOULD BE PASSING, APPROVING A PLATTE APPLICATION IF IT MEETS OUR CRITERIA. IF IT DOES NOT MEET ALL OF OUR REQUIREMENTS, YOU'RE NOT OBLIGATED TO DENY IT, BUT THERE'S A BIG RANGE OF ISSUES DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU DIDN'T APPROVE. THE REASONS WHY YOU DENIED THAT COULD ENSUE FROM IT. IF YOU APPROVE A PLATTE THAT DOESN'T MEET OUR REQUIREMENTS, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS WHEN IT COMES TIME TO BUILDING PERMITTING TIME. IF YOU

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APPROVAL IT WITH COMPLICATED CONDITIONS, THAT'S FINE, BUT IT HAS TO BE CLEAR. I PERSONALLY LIKE REALLY CLEAR DENIALS, AND REALLY CLEAR MOTIONS TO APPROVE. IT'S A LOT SIMPLER TO ENFORCE AND APPLY DOWN THE ROAD. SOMETIMES YOU DON'T HAVE A CHOICE. YOU CAN MOVE TO TABLE ITEMS AND MOVE TO RECONSIDER ITEMS. AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT BRIEFLY BEFORE I CONCLUDE MY PART OF THIS AGENDA. A MOTION TO TABLE IS A MISNOMER, TECHNICALLY LAYING SOMETHING OUT ON THE TABLE MEANS TO CONSIDER IT. THE COMMON PAR LAIR IS WHEN YOU MOVE TO TABLE SOMETHING THAT MEANS YOU'RE MOVING TO TAKE IT OUT OF CONSIDERATION. IF A STRAIGHT, I MOVE TO TABLE THIS AGENDA ITEM, THAT DOES NOT MEAN IN OUR CONSIDERATION YOU'RE MOVING TO CONSIDER IT THAT MEANS YOU'RE MOVING TO TAKE IT OFF OF CONSIDERATION. MOTION TO TABLE IS A PRIVILEGED MOTION, WHICH MEANS IT IS DECIDED AND VOTED ON BEFORE YOU REACH OR CONCLUDE THE MAIN MOTION, ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER SUGGESTS THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO DISCUSSION REGARDING THE MOTION TO TABLE WHETHER YOU HAVE DISCUSSION OR NOT IS UP TORT CHAIR. A MOTION TO TABLE IS A MEANS OF EITHER ONE, ENABLING THE APPLICANT OR STAFF TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR PRESENTATION TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO MAKE A MORE INFORMED OR CORRECT DECISION. OR NUMBER TWO WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE IMPROPER POLITICAL TECHNIQUES. YOU KNOW THAT THE MOTION IS GOING TO PASS, BUT YOU DON'T WANT IT TO PASS SO INSTEAD OF LETTING IT PASS, KNOWING THAT YOUR MOTION TO DENY WOULD BE UNSUCCESSFUL.

YOU TALK ABOUT SOME ISSUE AND THEN YOU MOVE TO TABLE IT. BY TABLING SOMETHING, THAT MEANS THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A DELAY, IT'S NOT A DENIAL, BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT COULD HAPPEN BETWEEN NOW AND THE NEXT MEETING. I DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ADVISE THAT YOU DO THIS. I THINK YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT ARE PRESENTED TO YOU IN A TIMELY FASHION SO THAT THE ONLY TIME YOU SHOULD EVER CONSIDER TABLING AN ITEM IS WHEN YOU REALLY NEED FURTHER INFORMATION FROM STAFF, FROM THE APPLICANT THAT WOULD ENABLE YOU TO MAKE A BETTER AND MORE CORRECT DECISION. MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER ARE A BIT DIFFERENT, KIND OF STRANGE, LET'S SAY HYPOTHETICALLY, WITH A PLATTE IT WOULDN'T WORK BUT WITH VIRTUALLY ANYTHING ELSE, IF YOU APPROVED SOME APPLICATION, AND, THEN, AFTER FURTHER DISCUSSION OR FURTHER CONSIDERATION OR FURTHER THOUGHT, YOU DON'T THINK THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE APPROVED IT, YOU THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE DENIED IT, THEN YOU CAN, AT THAT SAME MEETING, SAY, LOOK, I THINK WE NEED TO RECONSIDER AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 3. I MOVE TO RECONSIDER AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 3. THE CHAIR CAN THEN LOOK FOR A SECOND AND IF THERE IS A SECOND, THEN YOU CAN RECONSIDER THAT ITEM. WHAT THAT MEANS IS, YOU BEGIN ALL OVER AGAIN WITH INTRODUCTION, DISCUSSIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE AND THEN A MOTION, A SECOND, AND A VOTE. THE LAW SAYS IF YOU HAVE THE POWER TO DO SOMETHING YOU HAVE THE POWER TO UNDO IT AND THAT'S TRUE WITH MOST BUT NOT ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. IF YOU'VE ALREADY DECIDED SOMETHING, AND IT BECOMES CLEAR AFTER THE MEETING THAT THE DECISION PROBABLY MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CORRECT, A MOTION TO RECONSIDER HAS TO BE MADE EITHER AT THE MEETING IN WHICH THE ORIGINAL MOTION WAS MADE OR AT THE VERY NEXT MEETING. AT THE VERY NEXT MEETING IT, THERE HAS TO BE TWO AGENDA ITEMS, ONE THE RECONSIDERATION, AND TWO, THE AGENDA ITEM FROM THE PRIOR MEETING. YOU HAVE TO INTRODUCE, DISCUSS, MOTION, SECOND, AND VOTE ON THE RECONSIDERATION.

AND IF THAT PASSES THEN YOU GO BACK TO THAT AGENDA ITEM JUST AS IT APPEARED ON THE PRIOR AGENDA. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT WE WILL, BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T IN AWHILE, HAVE A MORE FORMAL AND LENGTHY TRAINING SESSION. THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES IN THE LAST LEGISLATION SESSION, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE LEGISLATION DOES TO US THIS TIME. BUT WE NEED UPDATES AND REFRESHERS, AND IT IS MY EXPECTATION THAT WE'LL

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PROBABLY BE DOING THAT NEXT MONTH. IS THAT CORRECT?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. >> ANY QUESTIONS?

>> THANK YOU. I HAVE A QUESTION. CAN YOU HEAR US?

>> YES. >> YOU CAN. OKAY.

>> I WANT TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND, DID YOU SAY THERE HAS BEEN RECENT LEGISLATION CHANGING THE PROCESSES FOR PLANNING AND ZONING TO CONSIDER PLATTES? AND THEY HAVE TO BE

APPROVED? >> NO, THE LAW NOW SAYS AND I'VE DONE HANDOUTS IN THE PAST THAT SAID DON'T APPROVE WITH CONDITIONS, BUT THE LAW NOW SAYS YOU HAVE TO DO THAT. YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE CLOCK IMPOSED IN THE PLATTE REVIEWS. THAT LAW HAS EXTENDED THE 30-DAY DEADLINE TO MORE THAN JUST PLATTES, IT INCLUDES ARRANGE OF OTHER APPLICATIONS. THE BULK OF THE CHANGES FROM THE I DON'T WANT TO SAY HATEFUL CHANGES, THE BULK OF THE UNFAVORABLY CHANGES DEALT WITH A WHOLE RANGE OF OTHER ISSUES THAT DEAL WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS NOT NECESSARILY WITH THE PLATTE APPROVAL AND REVIEW PROCESS.

>> AND COMMISSIONERS IF YOU RECALL WE DID HAVE A WORK ESSION ITEM LAST YEAR WITH NEW LEGISLATIVE CHANGES AND NOW WE DO HAVE NEW MEMBERS SO WE'LL INVITE DAVID OVER AND SIT DOWN AND HAVE AN EXTENDED WORK SESSION ON THESE ITEMS.

>> DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION? >> YES, MA'AM. THE QUESTION I HAVE, IS DID I UNDERSTAND YOU SAY THAT IF WE PASS A MOTION AND THEN CONSIDER AFTER THE MEETING THAT, WELL, MAYBE THAT WAS WRONG AND I NEED TO RECONSIDER THAT, THAT WE CAN BRING IT UP THE NEXT MEETING? MY QUESTION WOULD BE, HOW DOES THAT EFFECT THE FLOW OF THAT INFORMATION TO CITY COUNCIL, THOUGH? BECAUSE NORMALLY THE APPLICANT HAS A STAGGERED ONE RIGHT AFTER THE OTHER SO THEY CAN MOVE THEIR PACKAGE THROUGH.

>> THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION, SO PLATTE APPLICATIONS, THAT IS NOT UP FOR CONSIDERATION. YOU'VE GOT 30 DAYS TO ACT ON IT, ONCE YOU ACT ON IT, IT'S DONE. IF YOU APPROVE THE PLATTE, YOU CAN'T RECONSIDER AND DENY IT LATER. YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO RECONSIDER THAT AT THE NEXT MEETING KIND OF THING. FOR ZONING CHANGES, BY AND LARGE, THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE TO THE COUNCIL. YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL IF YOU WANTED TO. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU MADE A RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE A ZONING CHANGE BEFORE THE COUNCIL ACTED ON YOUR RECOMMENDATION, YOU COULD RECONSIDER IT IN THEORY. I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT DONE. SO LONG AS THE COUNCIL HAS ACTED ON IT, ONCE THEY HAVE, IT'S OVER AND YOUR AUTHORITY TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS NO LONGER EXISTS. ARRANGE OF OTHER THINGS YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY OVER, BY AND LARGE, NOT NECESSARILY RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL BUT FINAL AUTHORITY OVER APPROVALS.

AND YOU COULD RECONSIDER. THE ONE BIG EXCEPTION THOUGH ARE PLATTES. BUT YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT HOW YOU DO THAT AND YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT IF ONE COMMISSIONER HAS SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT THEY DID, YOU HAVE TO COORDINATE WITH STAFF. BY AND LARGE, A MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS SOMETHING THAT NECESSARIRY INVOLVES STAFF PARTICIPATION. YOU HAVE TO GET STAFF INVOLVED. IF YOU HAVE A SECOND THOUGHT AND I'VE HAD JUDGES THAT HAVE SECOND THOUGHTING ON THEIR DECISIONS ALL THE TIME. IF YOU HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT IT, YOU COULD COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER COMMISSIONERS OR STAFF ABOUT IT.

USUALLY, HOWEVER, IT'S NOT JUST YOU REGRETTED HAVING DONE IT IT'S BECAUSE YOU LEARNED SOMETHING ELSE THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW BEFORE THAT MIGHT HAVE MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE DECISION MADE BY THE COMMISSION. UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES THE RECONSIDERATION AT THE NEXT COMMISSION MEETING IS APPROPRIATE. DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION.

>> THANK YOU. YES, SIR. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS,

ANYBODY? >> OKAY. WELL, THANK YOU VERY

MUCH IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE. >> YOU'RE VERY WELCOME. I'M GOING TO STICK AROUND. I'M GOING TO SEE IF I CAN'T

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