The Holyhoke Enterprise
Council relies on parliamentary procedure to reach compromise
For any high school students wondering why they learn parliamentary procedure in their student organizations, the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20, was a great opportunity to see it in action.
Disagreement over the proposed size of the recreation committee led to the actual use of those fondly memorized terms like “division” and “roll call vote,” followed by a tie vote, meaning a failed motion. More discussion and amending took place before a compromise was reached. . .