What’s the hold up with CITCO’s Meeting Minutes? We asked the Mayor.
During our discussion with Mayor Wagner, we got a change to ask him about the council’s meeting minutes. The council has not uploaded a copy of its caucus meetings since May of last year. So what’s the hold up? The mayor says they’ve just been too busy.
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “Yeah, what happened with minutes is that when we have a caucus we have to at the following caucus ratify the minutes of the previous caucus and then do all the necessary requirement changes, amendments as the council members would have seen fit and then our minutes writer would then put that together and it would then be sent to the city administrator to sign off and myself to sign off. We have to seal it, put the city council seal on it. And so it takes a little time. I know we’re behind. It’s not no bad intentions there it’s just the whole situation is that as you draw closer and closer to the end of your term things really get hectic and you spend less time in the office and so a lot of things are contributing to that.”