Council meetings are supposed to be conducted by Robert’s Rules of Order. After more than a year on the job, McKay lets his ineptitude and arrogance prevail over Robert’s Rules. Council meetings have become a chaotic affair with people speaking at will from the audience, discussions departing from the agenda, and an overall lack of parliamentary procedure. Last year, a Call for the Orders of the Day had to be issued because McKay was repeatedly pulling other council members’ items off the agenda without authorization! Most recently, after being challenged on an improper appointment at the February 3, 2016 meeting, the mayor issued his latest nonsensical ruling from the chair:
“You can’t make a Point of Order to me, I’m running the meeting.”
He’s the chair. All Points of Order are to be made to him.
Both his ruling and his proposed appointment were overruled in about 30 seconds. Is this the man we want presiding over our council meetings?