Reform-minded Encinitans were cheered when the new council changed its policies to allow individual Council members to initiate agenda items, breaking the longstanding stranglehold of the mayor over the agenda.
So what do our new council members, elected on a campaign platform of community character, open government, and fiscal responsibility, want to do first with this new opportunity?
Let's go to Mayor Barth's newsletter:
Consideration of Enrolling in Earth Hour City Challenge of the World Wildlife Fund.
This is a request from Deputy Mayor Shaffer using the recently adopted process that allows for a council member initiated agenda item.