Thread: City Council Meeting
So Monday 01NOV2010 is the next city council meeting. I haven't seen the agenda posted yet. Does anyone know if Skolnik's proposed weapons ban is on the agenda for this meeting or is it going to be held over until 15NOV2010?
While it would be easy to say it's a deliberate thing, I find that in general it is far more probable to blame such things on incompetence rather than malice.
In short, I'll make a few phone calls and find out. If the Monday meeting relates to the proposed weapons ban, my weekend is ******.
Portland agendas typically aren't released until the Friday before a scheduled council meeting.
Currently they're scheduled to hear to gun ban measure. There is a request to postpone it until the 15th. Can't assume that will happen though.
Will make notifications.
the latestresolve 3-10/11 resolution supporting legislation prohibiting guns in publicly
(tab 10) owned or controlled buildings or facilities that host large public gatherings – sponsored by the public safety committee, councilor daniel s. Skolnik, chair.
On october 12th, the public safety committee voted 2-0 to send a resolution to the council supporting the creation of state legislation that would prohibit firearms in certain publicly owed facilities where mass gatherings occur.
Staff is requesting that this item be postponed to the november 15th council meeting
well fellas, cant make it on monday. wish i cuold be there! good luck keep me informed!
A motion to pass a resolution can be done at the meeting by a "call the question" under Roberts rules of order, and with the political cover of the subcommittee "do pass" recommendation....discussion is limited and public discussion may be limited by the chair,they could float it......I suggest that a ton of folks make a point to be here at this meeting, and notify the chair that you would like to take use of the public comment period to make a statement....and then line up.....and plan on doing it again at the next one.....if you don't, this will likely pass.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat....Teddy Roosevelt
The staff is seriously considering our arguments set forth and may very well put the kibosh on this insanity.
What keeps coming back from all those concerned:More at 11~Compare this effort to a drivers license where every community had different rules and regulations. Such regulations would create chaos and mounting legal battles.
Forest, the City Council Staff had not seen this until 10/21. They had not taken a position.
Out of curiosity, did they send you any notification that this would be on the table at tonight's meeting?
Last edited by ep0k; 11-01-2010 at 07:53 AM. Reason: names
They are recommending against it for the reasons stated above. I may know more after 1PM.
well good luck, i am unable to make the meeting. pretty sure ill se it on the news. wish i could be there.
is there a link where i can watch tonights meeting? i know s. portland has one. would love to watch it! if anyone knows let me know. thanks
City council tabled the issue until the meeting on the 15th. Nice of them to make us all aware of this after the meeting started, like I don't have better ******* things to do on a Monday night.
Didn't see Skolnik. Coyne was on his way in the door as myself and Shane were leaving. Was also quite aware of the three uniformed LEOs standing by the door who left about five minutes after we did.
Did not see any other OC / MOCA / NRA in attendance.
Skolnik may very well be voted out today as he is running for the at large seat in Portland after announcing he wouldn't run for office in his district.
City charter requires the council to vote on tabling an issue in open session. Staff can only make recommendations.