Commissioners to debate quorum rule
Athens-Clarke County Commissioners meet tonight to hammer out an agenda for their next meeting, and while agenda-setting meetings are often not particularly controversial, this one might be different.
Generally speaking, you don’t hear much about quorums – the number of lawmakers who need to be present in order to pass legislation - but a proposal to change the ACC Commission’s quorum requirement from seven commissioners to six has been a topic of discussion lately.
Tempers flared at a commission meeting earlier this month over the proposal, which some commissioners say is necessary to deal with some lawmakers not showing up to meetings.
Most commissioners seemed unsure whether a change to quorum rules would fix absenteeism problems, however. Commissioners decided at their September meeting to postpone the first of two necessary votes until early next month, and they could vote tonight to postpone the item again.