|Manager Jack Cahalan (left) and Council Prez Glenn Kern (right)|
As a plan is being discussed, a member of Council actually gets out of his seat and shows the public exactly what is under discussion on an easel located in the front of the room.
In addition to this effort, the agenda item under discussion appears on a screen behind the dais.
This might seem like a minor matter to you, but it makes a major difference during a meeting, keeping one and all on the same page. It's also very transparent.