Rules Committee Notes – 11/27

This evening the Rules Committee met to discuss the potential to tweak the selection process for the Worcester Public Library Board of Directors.

The process, as it exists now, is an informal meeting with councilors and applicants before a City Council meeting, and then a vote on those applicants at the meeting.

The recommendation before them had been to have the applicants interviewed by the Education Committee, and then to have a transcript of that meeting sent to the full City Council.

The Rules Committee decided against that, and will recommend instead that applicants speak before Council at a meeting, and then have the vote at a subsequent meeting.

So — this will be before the Council in an hour.

If it passes, the way it would work this year is that on December 4 applicants would be able to speak for three minutes before the Council.  (The applicants would not be required to speak, but would be given the opportunity.)

Then the Council would have a final vote on December 18.

We’ll see how this shakes out in an hour or two…

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