Open Access Petition Group Told "You Will Not Be On The Agenda"
After gathering 700 signatures, the Open Access Petition group contacted City Clerks office early last week to be placed on the agenda of the upcoming City Council meeting. According to the City’s own website (http://PoplarBluff-mo.gov) any citizen can ask a city staff to be on the agenda.
The Open Access Petition group was told to “come to the citizen’s input portion of the meeting” which is where petitions are to be heard. However, the group maintains that “petitions” of the nature spoken about in the Book of Code for the City of Poplar Bluff, is when a group of citizens are complaining about something and asking the city to write an ordinance to address it in some future meeting. The Open Access Petition group is bringing a completed ordinance and a list of more than 700 signatures of those who want this ordinance passed.
The Petition Coordinators (Barb, Denise, Jeff, Bill & Cindy) will appear before the City Council on June 20th.