Board: Auburn City Council

Met: Monday, May 2

Council Mondays

Issue: City Council meetings are held on Mondays, according to the City Charter. Monday is also the day on which most government holidays are scheduled. That the city to push back, cancel or reschedule many meetings throughout the year.

It won’t happen this month because Memorial Day is scheduled to fall on the fifth Monday of the month when no normal meeting is scheduled. But it is scheduled to happen several times in 2011.

The scoop: Rather than have councilors reschedule meetings weeks or a month in advance, staff asked councilors to adopt a blanket policy and reschedule all of the meetings that would interfere with holidays in the 2011-12 fiscal year. According to that policy, meetings scheduled for Independence Day, Labor Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day and Patriots Day will be postponed to the following Tuesday.

Up next: Councilors approved the measure unanimously as part of their consent agenda.

Next meeting: The next regular meeting of the Auburn City Council is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday , May 9.

Contact government reporter Scott Taylor via phone at 689-2846 or via e-mail at [email protected]