Jersey City Council President Lavarro wants meeting agendas available sooner

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Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro says that he’s introducing a piece of local legislation that will make meeting agendas available 13 days prior to each meeting, as opposed to just six days under the current format.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“At the December 19th City Council meeting, I will propose a change in the Council meeting schedule that, if adopted, will increase transparency and provide the Council with a simple tool to better govern and represent Jersey City. Time,” Lavarro wrote on his Facebook page this morning.

” … This change will provide the Council, Jersey City residents, voters and stakeholders with an opportunity to reach out and connect. A little more time to gather more information… more time to reflect on important policies and legislation that will impact the nearly 300,000 people of Jersey City.”

Lavarro repeated several times over that he was introducing the measure to increase transparency and provide better governance.

Council agendas can be found on the city’s website here, which also separates the agenda into 1st reading, 2nd reading and resolutions.

A city spokeswoman did not immediately return an email seeking comment.