The length of Regina City Council meetings was discussed at last Monday night’s meeting, after Councillor Bob Hawkins introduced a motion to end that night’s meeting at 11 o’clock.
Hawkins said the length of council meetings is a growing concern, and it is unfair to those bringing delegations to council, as well as difficult to make important decisions when a meeting runs to five or six hours long.
Hawkins also said a number of ideas to fix the issue should be considered.
“Instead of starting meetings at 5:30 p.m. we could maybe start them at noon,” he said.
“We could meet council twice a month, we may look a some items on the agenda and maybe they don’t need to be there, maybe the could be considered by committees of council,” said Hawkins.
Hawkins’ motion turned out to be unnecessary, as Monday’s council meeting concluded just before 9 o’clock