“Discussion on the County Board Rules, Electronic Voting Rules and Electronic Voting Training”
What you won’t find after the work “discussion” is “and action.”
So, Yvonne Barnes’ committee can discuss the Rules, but it can it make a recommendation for action to the County Board?
And if such a motion is passed, would County Board Chairman Jack Franks rule it out of order?
Would then a majority of the County Board vote to overrule the Chair?
[I loved that motion while I was in the Illinois House during the 1970’s. I even succeeded once while the Democrats were in control.]
One of Jack Franks’ changes in committee structure eliminated the Human Resources Committee, merging it with the Internal Support Committee.
This Committee on Committees decision was reversed by the full County Board, but members have not been selected and approved for the reconstituted Human Resources Committee.
Now, go down to the section on Administrator Peter Austin where “hiring practices, salary administration policy, vacancies and job descriptions” are found.
Again, there is nothing on the agenda that says any action will be taken.
I hope I am misinterpreting what will happen at the committee meeting.
Maybe the agenda is adequate to allow the frustration bubbling under the surface about Jack Franks’
- rules and
- three patronage hires–Executive Assistant, Communications Specialist and Parliamentarian–
to reach the Board floor.
In any event, if you wish, you can listen to the meeting, the first part of which will be approval of a bunch of resolutions.
Over on the right-hand end of this Meeting Portal page will be the word “audio.”
The button does not show up until about the time the meeting begins.
Your comments on the meeting would be welcomed.