Essay on The Council Meeting At Wylie Municipal Complex City Of Wylie

838 Words Apr 15th, 2016 4 Pages
The public meeting that was attended was an online city council meeting on April 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm. The council meeting took place at Wylie Municipal Complex in the City of Wylie, which is the city that I live in. The City of Wylie is governed by a council-manager form of government. Its principal characteristics are a professional city management, nonpartisan elections, and a clear distinction between policymaking and administration (L. Tucker Gibson, Robison, & Green, 2014, p. 111)
Personally, I didn’t know what to expect at this meeting, considering that this was the first time that I had ever attended a public meeting of a local government body. I anticipated the meeting to be extremely formal and a place where citizens can address their question or concerns, when being asked by council members. As the council took their seats I was able to see the audience, which I was impressed to see so many loyal citizen. This meeting took place less than 24 hours after an immense hailstorm hit the city, but yet, residents took the time to be present for the meeting.
The council consisted of the Mayor, the Mayor Pro Tem, members from Place 2-6, the City Manager, City Attorney and the City Secretary. The meeting began with roll call, where all members of the council indicated they were present then everyone was asked to stand for a prayer and the pledge of allegiance. Everyone was asked to take a seat and then the gravel hit table, as a symbol that it was time to get down to…

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