Many observers argue that Council meetings could be more respectful and professional. Do you agree? If so, what will you do to change this?
Responses to the question: "Many observers argue that Council meetings could be more respectful and professional. Do you agree? If so, what will you do to change this?"
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|Chartrand, Ken||Yes||Absolutely we should change the process to become much more professional. First off we must ban cellphones from inside chambers, as I have seen my councillor on the phone numerous times during council sessions. I have been attending council meetings for the past year and I am amazed that so many things are going on while debates are in session. Councillors are on their phones, some are talking to each other and a lot of the time councillors walk out right in the middle of debate. Professional behavior must be put in place and rules must be followed while representing the residence of your Ward. This is a place of business and it should be treated as such.~|
|Johnson, Brenda||Yes||I have had the opportunity to attend many meetings at City Hall. Many of those meetings are very lengthy and I understand that tempers can be tested, (not condoned) however agendas need to be respected. If City staff has knowledge that a certain issue will take up a considerable amount of time, then maybe a meeting for that issue should be held separately to avoid 8 hour meetings to cover a full agenda.|
|Mitchell, David||Yes||We need a mayor who has strong leadership skills that will ensure council meetings run appropriately. with the new electronic system in place in the council chambers, this will enable the mayor to turn off any speaker who is being inappropriate.|
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