Hard to tell if citizens are actually welcome at Wednesday's city council work session. The notice says they "may" adjourn into executive session (AKA you are not invited) and that the "public portion" of the meeting (it is unclear as written as to what piece is actually public) is listen mode only – "without public participation".
Hugs all around!
Looks like the topics include attorney-client privileged matters, labor negotiations, personnel matters as well as DPW repairs.
Here is the notice:
WORK SESSION OF THE CITY COUNCIL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Please note: The Council will convene and may adjourn into Executive Session to discuss attorney-client privileged matters, labor negotiations and personnel matters.
1. Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Roll Call.
3. Miscellaneous announcements.
4. DPW Repairs.
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Please note: the Council will convene and may adjourn into executive session. The public portion of the meeting is intended for Council discussion, without public participation, though the public is welcome to attend.
The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
City Council meetings are available live on Cablevision Channel 75, Verizon Channel 39, and on the City Website, indexed by Agenda item, at www.ryeny.gov under “RyeTV Live”.
The Mayor and City Council have office hours in the Mayor’s Conference Room Annex at Rye City Hall, 1051 Boston Post Road. The Mayor’s Conference Room Annex is located on the 1st floor of City Hall adjacent to the Council Chambers. Hours are as follows:
Monday’s 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Councilwoman Danielle Tagger-Epstein & Councilwoman Julie Souza
Wednesday’s 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Mayor Josh Cohn, Deputy Mayor Emily Hurd & Councilwoman Sara Goddard.