M E E T I N G S   &   M I N U T E S    I N F O

 


Public Meetings Schedule Meeting Codes & List

ABOUT  MOPR  MINUTES

 

In Aug of 2000, I began attending & taking a few notes at VP Levee Cmsn mtgs.  That Dec, BOA mtgs were included & I started using & transcribing audio tapes for both.  Altho the Levee Cmsn consisted of about 17 men, approx 12 usually attended & Ald Causey was the only other consistent attendee.  Journalists never attended & this multi-million-dollar project was rarely even mentioned on the local news, except for little Casey Williamson’s horrendous murder at the glass factory ruins on 7/26/02. 

 

But even by 2000, the project was way beyond schedule, cost overruns were ludicrous & people were demanding why & who was responsible. Because their answers & leads to more evidence & proof were in my transcripts;  accurate details are mandatory in forcing responsible individuals accountable & finally setting a precedent;  & summarizing is wide open to misinterpretation, MOPR.ORG was created to share the transcripts.  With grassroots public records, denial is not so simple. 

 

Printing MOPR's Initials & Abbrevs (I&A) Page provides a quick reference since they & various shortcuts are used thruout this website.  Re the transcripts/MOPR Minutes:  time only permits guessing the spelling of some proper names & such;  question marks alone or following initials means that speaker ID is unknown or questionable;  text & a ? symbol within parentheses means best-deciphered/sounds-like;  without a question mark is MOPR notes;  blank underscoring is for indecipherable speech;  words emphasized or yelled are in CAPS;  barely audible speech is so-noted OR is in italics.


ATTENDING PUBLIC MEETINGS

MOPR Minutes should not be used as an excuse for not attending mtgs.  Please come to the meetings.  Empty chairs encourage officials to run amuck like rich candy-store children.  BOA mtgs especially affect your daily lives, family & finances.  You are already involved, pre-paid & don't need to dress up or wait in line. 

Come & meet your neighbors;  practice tolerance, compassion & cooperation;  make new friends;  listen & learn about government, etc, etc;  like alderpersons, bring hearsay & get it cleared up;  support officials &/or speakers;  see what's left out or maybe kept out of newspapers & off TV;  DO something about your complaints;  ask questions;  demand answers;  share your knowledge;  voice your opinion;  demand equality;  reject & ward off oppression;  offer suggestions;  demonstrate People Power, reminding officials they're not to work just for themselves, family & friends;  preserve your children's rights;  stay as long as you like. 

The public is allowed to speak during BOA, Levee Cmsn mtgs & of course, Public Hearings;  but it's up to the chairman's prerogative at committee mtgs.  I believe that BOA mtgs go by The Modern Edition of Robert's Rules of Order.  See Sec 1 of Docs Page for a Standard BOA Agenda example, but at the mtg, pick up the current one & some Speaker Request forms (or see*below) at the hallway desk.  Combat oppression by speaking out about injustices or at least show your support for those who do.  HAVE A SAY IN WHAT HAS, IS & WILL BE DONE TO & ABOUT YOU & YOURS.  When your name is called, go to the podium, speak clearly & either loudly or directly & normally into the mic.

Instead of clip-on mics for the "stage people", the est'd $5000 audio system has regular mics that are avoided or not used properly.  So when officials & others mumble so that you cannot clearly hear every word, YELL OUT to PLEASE REPEAT THAT & SPEAK UP (practice now to be ready ).  Click the above Public Meetings Schedule link & mark your calendars now.  Thank you!

* Click & print your own Speakers Request Form, tear it in half like the city's, fill it in with a general topic that coincides with the agenda (such as a committee name) & set it up on the mayor's desk just before the BOA mtg starts.  People often exceeded 2 minutes without much ado until the 1/3/06 BOA mtg where a timing tool was used on Speakers, & Interim Mayor JW demanded obedience.


 

 MEETINGS / COMMITTEES   C O D E S  (scroll down to Mtgs List)

 

BOA

Board of Aldermen

P&Z

Planning & Zoning

ECG

Economic Growth (only the 1st few months of '05)

PBH

Public Hearing

FWM

Finance Ways & Means

PBW

Public Works

LEG

Legislative

PKS

Parks

LEV

Levee

POL

Police

SBA

Special Bd of Aldermen

 

Example:  LEV20020819-4p3 = Levee 8/19/02, Section 4, paragraph 3. 


 

City's Minutes & Reports 

their official versions of their hearings & mtgs.

 


 

M O P R ' s    M E E T I N G S  /  M I N U T E S     L I S T

 

The Meetings List below is of all Regular Levee Cmsn Mtgs since 8/21/00 & Regular BOA Mtgs since 12/4/00;  other mtgs listed are only those that I have attended.  Once a posted date is shown, click the MTG DATE to read MOPR's Transcript/Mins.  More BOA mtgs will be transcribed asap.

 

Keywords Etc  for SOME MOPR Mins.            Initials & Abbrevs  used in all  mins.

 

MTG DATE

 MTG DESCRIPTION

MOPR MINS
 POSTED

MTG DATE

MTG DESCRIPTION

MOPR MINS
 POSTED

        06/19/06 BOA  
        06/19/06 LEV - cancelled ------------
12/18/06 BOA   12/20/06   06/05/06 BOA  
12/18/06 LEV  -  cancelled/not sched'd ------------   05/15/06 BOA  
12/04/06 BOA 12/07/06   05/15/06 BOA  
11/20/06 BOA     05/15/06 LEV  
11/20/06 LEV  - cancelled/not sched'd ------------   05/09/06 P&Z  
11/06/06 PBH/BOA     05/01/06 BOA  
11/05/06 SBA - MM could not attend ------------   04/17/06 BOA  
10/16/06 BOA     04/17/06 LEV 08/15/06
10/16/06 LEV     04/03/06 BOA  
  10/02/06 BOA - cancelled   ------------   03/20/06 BOA  
  09/26/06 SBA re illegal immigration   09/27/06   03/20/06 LEV 03/24/06
  09/18/06 BOA     03/14/06 P&Z - Enchanted Forest Condos, 903 Forest. 03/18/06
09/18/06 LEV     03/06/06 BOA 03/14/06
09/05/06 BOA 09/10/06   02/21/06 BOA  
08/21/06 BOA  09/04/06   02/21/06 LEV - cancelled/not sched'd   ------------
08/21/06 LEV      02/06/06 BOA  
08/07/06 BOA   08/09/06   01/16/06 BOA  
 07/17/06

BOA with tscript of Fox2News Broadcast

  12/18/06   01/1606 LEV 03/20/06
07/17/06 LEV     01/10/06 P&Z  

07/03/06

BOA - cancelled

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01/03/06

PBH / BOA - PBH  TMTBI, LLC

Y   E   A   R          2   0   0   5
12/19/05 PBH / BOA - PBH  Mailbox Hdqtrs.     06/20/05 LEV 07/13/05
12/19/05 LEV - cancelled ------------   06/06/05 BOA  
12/13/05 P&Z/PBH - 13601 Big Bend, TMTBI, LLC;   CPlan Discussion     05/16/05 BOA 06/30/05
12/05/05 BOA     05/16/05 LEV 05/28/05
11/21/05 BOA     05/02/05 BOA  
11/21/05 SBA, 7pm  

04/18/05

BOA - old & new members 04/28/05
11/21/05 LEV 12/05/05

04/18/05

LEV Cancelled, DC out of town & not many showed up last mtg

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11/14/05

6:30 SBA - cancelled.

7pm LEG Cmte Mtg

 

04/04/05

BOA - apparently will be no quorum so cancelled

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11/07/05 BOA  

03/21/05

Bdry Cmsn 3rd PBH re annex part of disinc'd PPk

 
10/17/05 BOA  

(03/21/05)

(Sunset Hills TIF Cmsn PBH)

10/17/05 LEV 11/05/05

03/21/05

BOA - Instead, MM attended & spoke at Sunset Hills.

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10/03/05 BOA/PBH  

03/21/05

Not-A-Levee Mtg Levee Mtg

04/05/05

09/19/05 BOA     03/15/05 ECG - Ec Growth Cmte  
09/19/05 LEV 11/05/05

03/07/05 BOA  
09/06/05 BOA  

02/22/05 BOA  
08/15/05 BOA/2 PBH's 08/28/05

02/22/05 LEV 03/23/05
08/01/05 BOA 09/11/05

02/08/05

Bdry Cmsn 2nd PBH re annex part of disinc'd PPk

 
07/28/05 Info'l Forum re devr's offers  

02/07/05 BOA  
07/18/05 BOA  

01/18/05

BOA

  

07/05/05 BOA  

01/18/05

LEV

03/01/05

06/20/05 BOA  

01/03/05

BOA

Y   E   A   R          2   0   0   4
12/20/04 BOA  

BOA
08/11/04
12/20/04 LEV 01/27/05

LEV
07/11/04
12/06/04 BOA   

BOA
08/06/04
11/15/04 BOA   

BOA
05/27/04
11/15/04 LEV
11/23/04

LEV
05/27/04
 11/01/04 BOA   

BOA
05/17/04
 10/18/04 BOA   

BOA
05/04/04
10/18/04 LEV
11/08/04

LEV
04/22/04
10/04/04 BOA
10/17/04

04/05/04
BOA   
09/21/04
BOA & 675 Mer Sta Rd PBH     

BOA - PBH Partial
03/23/04

09/21/04

LEV
10/08/04

LEV
03/23/04

Bdry Cmsn 1st PBH re annex

part of disinc'd Peerless Pk

  03/01/05

BOA - Partial
03/05/04
09/07/04
BOA   

BOA - Partial
03/15/04
08/16/04
BOA
  

LEV
02/20/04
LEV
09/03/04

02/02/04
BOA - MM could not attend

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08/02/04
BOA   

01/20/04
BOA   
07/19/04
BOA
  

LEV
01/30/04
LEV
07/30/04

BOA
01/25/04
BOA/PBH
 12/02/04   

 

Y   E   A   R          2   0   0   3
BOA
01/13/04

LEV
09/29/04
LEV
01/13/04

LEV / IPR
06/10/03
BOA
01/13/04

BOA - Temp Partial Draft

06/03/03

11/17/03
BOA   

LEV / IPR - Cancelled
06/03/03
LEV
11/25/03

LEV / IPR 
06/03/03
11/03/03
BOA   

LEV
05/30/03
10/20/03
BOA   

BOA - Temp Partial Draft
06/10/03
LEV
11/04/03

04/21/03
BOA
  
10/06/03
BOA   

LEV - Revised 8/9/05
05/22/03
09/15/03
BOA
  

BOA - Mtg Cancelled
04/09/03
LEV
09/23/03

LEV/VCOE - attempted mins
05/22/03
09/02/03
BOA
  

03/17/03
BOA
  
LEV
08/29/03

LEV
03/26/03
08/12/03
P&Z/PBH - VP Mini Storage
  

BOA
03/04/03

08/11/03

SBA - tax rate +  8/18/03 BOA  

 

02/18/03

BOA

 

08/04/03
BOA
  

LEV
02/21/03
07/21/03
BOA/PBH
  

BOA - MOPR Notes re No Mtg
02/09/03
LEV
08/29/03

01/21/03
BOA
  
07/08/03
P&Z/PBH - Pkside Commons
  

LEV
01/22/03
07/07/03
BOA/PBH - Crescent
  

BOA - Temp Partial
11/25/03
Y   E   A   R          2   0   0   2
12/16/02
BOA
  

07/01/02
BOA
  
LEV
12/19/02

06/17/02
BOA
  
BOA - Temp Partial
12/06/02

LEV @ COE office
01/22/03
11/18/02

BOA -Cancelled-Gone Hunting!

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  BOA
11/25/03
LEV
11/19/02
BOA
09/25/02
11/04/02
BOA
  
  LEV
03/03/03
10/21/02
BOA
  
  BOA
10/04/02
LEV
05/12/03
  SBA
09/22/02
BOA - Temp Partial
10/08/02
  SBA
09/22/02
09/16/02
BOA
    
04/17/02
SBA
  
LEV
05/05/03
  BOA
10/02/02
09/09/02
SBA & Open Agenda
  

LEV - Revised 8/9/05
03/03/03
BOA - Temp Draft
10/06/02

TIF/ARP PBH
11/24/02
08/26/02

Town Hall Mtg - Part II

  
 
04/01/02
BOA
  
08/25/02

Town Hall Mtg -  Part I

    
03/18/02
BOA
  
08/21/02
PBH & SBA
  
  LEV
02/17/03
08/19/02
BOA
  
 
03/04/02
BOA
  
LEV
05/05/03
 
02/18/02
BOA
  
08/05/02
BOA
  
  LEV
02/17/03
07/31/02
SBA
  
 
02/04/02
BOA
  
07/24/02
SBA
  
 
01/22/02
BOA
  
07/15/02
BOA
  
  LEV
02/12/03
LEV
03/15/03
 
01/07/02
BOA
  
07/10/02
SBA
  
 

 

Y   E   A   R          2   0   0   1
12/17/01
BOA
  

06/18/01
BOA
  
12/17/01
LEV -  cancelled
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LEV
01/26/03
12/03/01
BOA
  

06/04/01
BOA
  
11/19/01
BOA
  

05/21/01
BOA
  
LEV
02/05/03

LEV
01/26/03
11/05/01
BOA - MM could not attend
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05/07/01

BOA - Notes only per RC

09/15/05
10/15/01
BOA
  

04/16/01 BOA  
LEV
02/05/03

LEV
03/26/03
10/01/01
BOA
  

04/02/01
BOA
  
09/17/01
BOA
  

03/19/01
BOA
  
LEV
02/05/03

LEV
01/22/03
09/04/01 BOA    
03/05/01
BOA
  
VP/QT   improved 6/17/06
06/20/03

02/20/01
BOA
  
BOA - Temp Partial Draft
06/15/03

02/20/01

01/22/03

LEV
01/26/03

02/05/01

04/17/04

08/06/01
BOA
  
  01/16/01
BOA

07/16/01
BOA
  
  01/16/01 11/07/02
LEV
01/26/03
  01/02/01
BOA  - cancelled

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07/02/01
BOA
  
       
Y   E   A   R          2   0   0   0
BOA - start & save tapes
09/20/02

10/16/00

LEV - Notes Only
09/01/02
LEV  - Notes re no mtg
09/22/02

09/18/00

LEV - Notes Only

09/01/02

BOA - Notes Only
09/20/02

08/21/00

LEV - Notes Only

09/01/02

LEV  - Notes Only
09/20/02

(format updated on all 00 thru 02 )

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