Acrimony, Accusations Over Bryan Agenda Change

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

The final vote on changing the method of agenda item approval proved to be just as controversial for the Bryan city council as its first vote.

After lively, and sometimes contentious, debate Tuesday night, the council voted 5-2 to change the number of members needed to place an item on its agenda. Previously it was two council members. Now it will take three.

Council members Al Saenz and Mike Southerland opposed the measure from the start. Both remained vehement in their opposition to the measure.

Saenz said the change will set back the city of Bryan 40 years and silence minority citizens. Mayor Mark Conlee accused Saenz of using race to make up for a weak argument.

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