News: Planning commission’s virtual meeting ends in confusion

New Castle News (New Castle, PA) An early start and a lack of public input at the New Castle Planning Commission’s April 1 meeting apparently left the panel in violation of the Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act . . . . . . Commission member Jeff Fandozzi asks if chairman J....

News: Nightmare board meeting dragged on for hours

The Tallahassee Democrat ( Tallahassee, FL ) I heard about a nonprofit board meeting that sounded too unbelievable to be true and not in a good way. The meeting was scheduled for 6 p.m. but before the chair called the meeting to order everyone sat around the table...

Who’s Robert and why does he get to make all the rules?

Dover, NH Children are often taught there are two answers to certain questions: yes or no. That’s not the case for elected officials, who have the ability to abstain from a vote on any given topic for any number of reasons. Often, the reason for an abstention vote is...

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Improper Motions When a motion is made, the chair must listen very carefully to the words and determine whether the motion is in order. This process seems very complicated – how can anyone keep track of all those picky rules? But careful listening and following the...
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