When the Everett City Council meets twice monthly the cameras are on the members and so they all tend to want to speak – to the cameras.
This means that for each item on a 50 item agenda, there will be 550 short speeches.
Most of the items on the agenda aren’t worth speaking about in any meaningful way.
The president of the council Peter Napolitano should lean on his membership to skip the 11 speech minimum for each item on the agenda.
Either that, or shut off the cameras and then everyone will want to go home earlier.