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Committee commotion: Some aldermen want to be able to participate in all meetings
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MONROE - Some Monroe Common Council members are frustrated with the changes to standing committees they have had to implement since settling a lawsuit regarding state open meetings laws in late 2015. Namely, that they are not allowed to ask questions and provide opinions during meetings of committees of which they are not members and also are not privy to information discussed in closed-session proceedings of those committees. Alderman Ron Marsh proposed during a Judiciary and Ordinance Review committee meeting on Jan. 30 to "do away with committees all together."