Attend a city or county council/commission meeting and present its topics, relevant discussion, and outcome. You will then provide an analysis of and response to the meeting and whether you agreed with the steps/actions taken by the commissionaire, and explain why you agreed or disagreed.
The name of the council/commission, location, date, and URL (if applicable) must be included on your title page. Your paper must be at least two pages in length. You must include a copy of the official meeting agenda as your supporting documentation.
Be sure to include the following in your paper: • agenda items, •items that required a vote and the outcome of those votes, many contentious issues and analysis of the problem, and many items of particular interest.
Address the following questions: • Could you determine any conservative or liberal leanings by the members based on their comments or vote? •What community services were addressed in the meeting? In what ways did the council/commission discuss supporting those services? • In what ways did minorities influence decisions made at this meeting—either directly at the meeting or through the policies discussed? •Was the meeting what you expected? Would you have voted with the majority? Elaborate on your response.