A couple of months ago, two Puyallup City Council members (Rick Hansen and Chris Boyle) craftily changed an agenda item which would have changed the start times for executive sessions to moving the start time of all council meetings from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. beginning in September. This was done purely to benefit their own personal schedules.
The issue is that this was done without prior public notice and comment. The earlier start deters those who work outside the city and many others who would otherwise participate, or even inhibit prospective talented candidates from running for office. This …