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City looks to alter new policy
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McMinnville officials are considering a measure to repeal an ordinance they just passed that established procedures for greater public notice.Finance Committee members Ken Smith, chairman, Mike Neal and Ben Newman will be considering doing away with the ordinance Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.Under the policy, the public gets at least seven days public notice of committee and full city board meetings, including the proposed agenda of each. The policy also puts restrictions on when actions from committee can be taken to the full board for consideration.At the time the ordinance was accepted by the city board June 25, Vice Mayor Ben Newman predicted difficult times with adherence.“The purpose of this is to help the citizens of McMinnville get public notice better than they were before,” Newman said. “We are going to try to stick to this as best we can.