Navasota City Council’s come up with an effectively way of dealing with the increasing demands of the city’s recent growth; including both readings of proposed ordinances at the same meeting.
City Manager Brad Stafford recently told Navasota News that council uses these double readings to speed things along when it’s of benefit to the city or when they are trying to be business friendly.
Previously, when double-reads were on the council’s agenda, it was typically set up so council could make an immediate decision, right after deliberation.
But as of council’s latest meeting, another step was added to the city’s new procedure; the adding of a totally separate meeting at the end of the first, specifically for the purpose of that second reading.
Stafford stresses that council went with the double-read regarding the new auction house because the business had already been vetted and cleared by several commissions, which had given residents plenty of chances to voice any concerns through letters and other notices.