A Brighton resident believes council meetings have been upended by the calling of too many “recorded votes”.
Former Brighton Councillor Dave Cutler went over the minutes of 22 council meetings last year.
He discovered a total of 52 “recorded votes”, with 75 percent of them being called for by Councillor John Martinello.
Cutler believes many of the “recorded votes” were on issues that were not of great importance or contentious and therefore slowed up meetings, creating aggravation for both council, staff, and the public in attendance.
Cutler is hoping council will discuss and reach a consensus on when “recorded votes” should be used.
A “recorded vote” is one in which each member of council gives a “yay” or “nay” to a motion and their vote is recorded individually in the minutes.
Brighton council could discuss the issue at its meeting tomorrow (Monday) at 6:30 in council chambers.