S1:E26: Byline with Stan Rosenberg: Rules of Procedure Returns

S1:E26: Byline with Stan Rosenberg: Rules of Procedure Returns


Record date: June 7, 2019

In this week's segment of "Byline with Stan Rosenberg," at 8 p.m. on Channel 17, Rosenberg interviews Amherst Town Council Chair Alisa Brewer and Vice Chair Cathy Schoen about the work of the Rules of Procedure Ad Hoc Committee, https://www.amherstma.gov/3472/Rules-of-Procedure which ended on May 21. 
Their committee was charged with codifying operating procedures for the new Town Council, including developing a values statement setting forward how the Council will engage with the public and one another. 
The Rules of Procedure Ad Hoc Committee also included Councilors Mandi Jo Hanneke, Shalini Bahl-Milne, and Darcy Dumont. While the committee was unanimous on certain points, discussion over the last several months also yielded differences of opinion.
The committee's final statement, which councilors called a "compromise" document, was adopted by the Town Council. The "living document" can be amended by a majority vote of the council, and will be posted to the town's website shortly, Brewer and Schoen said. A draft document is here: https://www.amherstma.gov/…/7a-Full-Draft-ROP-V8-revised-51…
The committee's remaining unresolved issues have been referred to Governance, Organization and Legislative Committee, which Hanneke chairs. 
"Byline" is co-sponsored by Amherst Media and the League of Women Voters of Amherst. Description courtesy of the Amherst League of Women voters.

Production Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Byline with Stan Rosenberg

Amherst Media and former Massachusetts State Senate President Stan Rosenberg team up for “Byline with Stan Rosenberg,” an issue-oriented local government news program. “Byline” will tackle town, regional and state news topics as Rosenberg interviews players in both town and state government affairs.

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