The Mobile City Council called off the meeting after less than 10 minutes after three members of the council abstained from a motion to adopt the council’s agenda, but the meeting was still paid.
Mobile, Alabama (WKRGMore) — The Mobile City Council called off the meeting after less than 10 minutes when three members of the council abstained from a motion to adopt the council’s agenda, but they were still receiving their dues.
CJ Small, William Carroll and Cory Penn abstained from the motion that shocked other members of Congress and those on the floor.
During a brief meeting, District 4 City Councilman Ben Reynolds said he was baffled as to why the council had failed to approve the agenda.
“No agenda was adopted,” responded CJ Small, 3rd District Councilor and City Council Speaker.
Councilors are paid $2,050 a month for “part-time” work, with an additional $300 per meeting, according to the city’s website. A $325 monthly flat rate expense account is also available for council members. The website confirmed that city council members would earn about $42,900 in taxes annually if they attended every meeting for a year.
City officials confirmed that the city council members did receive the $300 for the brief meeting. This means he spent $1,800 in taxpayer dollars for a city council meeting that lasted less than 10 minutes.
District 4 City Councilman Ben Reynolds said, “We’re doing resident affairs here, but this delay has delayed certain projects.”
Items on the table next week include the city’s asset transfer to begin construction on Williamson High School’s new football stadium and the city’s $3.6 million investment to renovate Vienville Square. rice field.
“If cheating is committed, I expect the city council to be represented … It’s kind of hard to trust that process, but I have no choice but to trust that process,” he said. Ward 2 resident Jim Flowers said. After observing a brief meeting, he said:
City officials said the agenda would be postponed to next week.
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