Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro says that heâ€™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.
â€œAt 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,â€ Lavarro wrote on his Facebook page this morning.
â€ â€¦ 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 informationâ€¦ more time to reflect on important policies and legislation that will impact the nearly 300,000 people of Jersey City.â€
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 cityâ€™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.