Lansdale Meeting Materials Won't Be Made Available Online
The administration and finance committee looked into providing meeting packets and materials online for the public. They said it would not be done
If a Lansdale resident or any other citizen wants to see what the council members see in their packets every council meeting - including invoices, letters and other like documentation - they will have to continue to go through the hoops of Right to Know.
Councilman Rich DiGregorio last month made a motion for the adminstration and finance committee to look into making all business meeting materials provided to council members made public on the website in advance of a meeting.
A very similar initiative has been longstanding in Montgomery Township. In that township, all meeting materials provided to supervisors the night of a specific meeting, labeled as "Board Summaries," are available to be downloaded via a link on the public agenda of that meeting.
Check out this link to see such a setup for the May 14 meeting.
At the council work session this month, committee chairman Dan Dunigan said the request was looked into by his committee.
He said the materials would be made public before they are voted on, and added that agenda is already online for citizens to review.
"At the end of the day, given the added time and hours involved in doing it, plus the fact that those thigns are not official items until they are voted upon, and the agenda is already there for review, and all those other items at any point in time are available under Right to Know, we will not be making any changes," he said.