Saturday, March 7, 2020

FM #218 Town Council - Citizen Comments and Civil Discourse Pledge Discussion/Vote (audio)

FM #218 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 218 in the series.

The Town Council meeting of Wednesday, March 4, 2020 featured multiple citizens comments and then the discussion on Resolution 20-14 - the Civil Discourse Pledge.

At least one topic was really not related to an agenda item and hence appropriate for raising here. Many of the other citizen comments ultimately seemed related to the item scheduled for discussion later in the meeting.

For the ease of the listener, the whole citizen comments segment is included, with brief bit of music to provide some space, and then the meeting segment on civil discourse begins and runs to completion.

The resolution passed by a 6-yes, 2-no, and 1-abstain vote with a couple of minor textual clarifications via amendment. 

The proposed text is included here

My notes from the meeting are linked to also
  • Citizen Comments

  • Civil Discourse Pledge

When the final text is available, we’ll add that link as well.

The citizen comment segment runs about 17 minutes. The civil discourse segment runs about an hour and twenty-five minutes.  The total recording runs an hour and 47 minutes

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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Boy scouts from Troop 126 lead the overflow crowd at the Town Council meeting in the "Pledge of Allegiance"
Boy scouts from Troop 126 lead the overflow crowd at the Town Council meeting in the "Pledge of Allegiance"

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