I was present today to participate in a few items:
- 2.1 Presentation of the Zoning Commission’s Annual Report
a. ZC Annual Report 2019
- 8.2.Discuss and Consider Possible Action on an Ordinance of the City of Leon Valley, TX., City Council Adopting Rules of Conduct and Decorum for Public Meetings and Hearings Held by The City Council and Any Board or Commission of The Council
- 8.3. Discussion and Action Regarding Filling A Vacancy for Place 4 On the City Council Created by Benny Martinez’s Forfeiture of Office
The order of the items was switch around to allow the new Councilor to take his seat and participate in the rest of the agenda.
During 8.3, A motion to appoint Mr. Hodde started the section. I was “nominated” by Mr. Blackmore as “well versed, moral, ethical.” He also nominated David Jordan with similar praise and requested that we be considered before a final vote.
David declined the nomination and I responded:
“I am very honored to be nominated by floor, not officially nominated, obviously. And from what I’ve heard from Mr. Hodde, he sounds like an amazing man. And I don’t know him well. I do think, I as well, would be a good addition to your council, to our council as a city. I try to be unbiased, I try to be fair and equitable. But I think you have a great candidate, in my opinion, in either of us. Thank you.”
During “8.2.Discuss and Consider …Adopting Rules of Conduct and Decorum for Public Meetings and Hearings Held by The City Council and Any Board or Commission of The Council” I spoke several times requesting the council to ensure that any Ordinance be aware of other commissions and boards and not be too strict on how we do business. David Smith, Chair of Zoning, also spoke passionately, and council is now considering making rules solely for themselves, allowing commissions to make rules that are consistent with their needs, and potentially codify some basic decorum rules.
For “2.1 Presentation of the Zoning Commission’s Annual Report,” I was present to support Chairman Smith and be available for any questions.