Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Michelle Distler's Swearing In- Vid Clip

Last night Michelle Distler took the oath of office as Shawnee's first female mayor.  A new era is beginning at Shawnee's city hall.

We witnessed a subtle, but very important change last night.  In the past when an item came up before the council a motion would be made and seconded to approve.  Then discussion and input from the public and council would be asked for.  After that, the motion would either be changed or voted on.  Mayor Distler now asks for comments from the public and the council before entertaining any motions on an item.  This should give the council opportunities to hear various points on an item prior to making any motions.