Dear Concerned Friends,
The Richardson City Council will be meeting in a work session at 6 p.m. on Monday night, 12/21/09, at the Richardson City Hall located at 411 W. Arapaho in Richardson. This is the building near the library and the Santa's Village on the south side of Arapaho just west of Central.
There will be a visitor's section at the beginning of the meeting and then a briefing by the City Attorney on the court case that was recently heard in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the case that Richardson citizen, William Gordon ("just a citizen" - with no standing to file this case according to Richardson City Attorney, Pete Smith) filed when it was discovered several years ago that the City had not been following its own charter for many years with regard to "secret meetings". Their Executive Sessions were not allowed according to the City Charter and Mr. Gordon filed suit against the City for these violations and also wanted to see the minutes of the Executive Sessions. In the appeals hearing Mr. Smith stated that "the citizens had no right to see those minutes". This arrogant attitude is the same one we are seeing in the leadership of the House and the Senate with regard to current federal legislation.
Come join other concerned citizens Monday night at this work session to hear Mr. Pete Smith address the City Council with regard to this case. You can read more about what is going on in the City at www.dc-tm.blogspot.com.
Monday night's agenda is listed below. It would be great to have a large crowd. I will be in Colorado but will watch it. http://cor.net/CITV.aspx?id=10709 (http://cor.net then scroll down to click on "watch council meetings live" on right side)
Be informed. Stay involved. You CAN make a difference!
RICHARDSON CITY COUNCIL
WORK SESSION AGENDA
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
Richardson Civic Center/City Hall
411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, Texas 75080
WORK SESSION – 6:00 P.M.
Call to Order
Briefing by City Attorney Regarding Cause No. 07-12698; William Gordon v. City of Richardson, Texas
Review and Discuss the Status of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
Review and Discuss the Status of the City’s Traffic Progression and Transportation Improvements
Review and Discuss the City’s Radio System and Other Related Technology Needs
Report on Items of Community Interest
In compliance with Section 551.087 of the Texas Government Code, Council will convene into a closed session to discuss the following:
Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations
High Technology Company – Collins Blvd./Plano Rd. Area