I was told the rules for committee meeting attendance is on p 66 of the Program.Here is the quote from p 66:Executive: Attendance and participation is limited to Committee Personnel (officially appointed/elected committee members, associates, advisers, consultants, staff liaisons).Liaisons from other groups and ex officio and elected councilors may attend: participation by these groups would be at the invitation of the chair. Only committee members may vote.To me this means that --- "ex officio and elected councilors may attend" but not participate. Be a fly on the wall.I said I would just attend but not say anything.Is that interpretation wrong? Then if so tell me.Jeannette
I attended the open meeting of the Committee on Commmittees, the committee that made the rule. I remaind a fly on the wall until they asked the two visitors if they had anything to say. I made my comment about Councilors visiting executive committee meetings. The chair apologized to me for my experience with a certain committee. There is a question if the meeting was open or closed. If it were a closed meeting then people could only be in the room at the chair's invitation. I did not go to the room to see if there were a closed meeting sign. Most closed meetings are so noted in the ACS list of executive meetings. For example after I made my statement the ConC meeting was closed!
There seems to be another problem with the duties of liasons. After the fact, I remembered that I had been a lisaon from CMA to that committee. I was so shocked that they did not want me to come, that I forgot that fact until later in the week.
The Chair of CMA said he would get back to me about this.
I see that a lot of people are viewing this, but no one is commenting so I guess it is not an issuse to most councilors.