McKMAC slated to mull policy

Ned Schneebly
Mad River Union

McKINLEYVILLE, APRIL 1 – The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) will hold a meeting next Wednesday night to discuss whether to have a special planning meeting in advance of its regular monthly meeting, during which it will set the format for a future public hearing.

Committeemember Craig Tucker had requested that an item be placed on the agenda, but Committee Chair Ben Shepherd said the item was outside the committee’s purview.

That led to a series of meetings about whether it was appropriate to put the item on the agenda.

The committee formed a subcommittee to study the topic, which ultimately decided to be careful and judicious, and carefully consider meeting agendas before the meetings are scheduled.

At Wednesday’s meeting, the committee may approve the format for the planning meeting, which will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and end with an adjournment.

While committeemembers appear to have reached consensus on the meeting format, both Tucker and Shepherd agree that something has been lost in the process.

“For the life of me, I can’t remember what it was we were orginally planning to talk about,” Tucker said.





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