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Oct 03 2011

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Handbook for officials enacted

By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS

Attendance, deadlines for placing items on the council’s agenda, ethics and professional standards  are spelled-out in a recently approved and updated Laguna Vista Board and Commission Handbook.

Under policies stipulated in the handbook, elected officials should “make every effort to notify” the administration at least 24 hours in advance of a planned absence. Such action would allow administration time to postpone and reschedule a meeting, thus eliminating inconvenience to the public and fellow board member, should a quorum fail to show.

The document is required in the town’s recently adopted Home Rule Charter, according to City Manager Rolando Vela.

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