Topics continued, ranging from improving the IT department to doing away with the current committee process. The discussion also touched on recent “black eyes” for the city such as Clinton’s failed lawsuit against attorney Michael Walker.
But aside from the council requesting more information on the city’s finances, members said it was hard to determine their next course of action.
“I’ve never been on a board or worked in a company that didn’t have a financial statement to see where they’re at every single meeting to see where they’re at before making decisions,” O’Neill said.
For now, it’s up to Kinser to organize the talking points into a more formalized looking plan.
“The biggest thing I was looking for was agreement upon what we’re looking for over the next two years,” she said. “This was really mostly to bring us together. I didn’t expect that we’d completely get through everything today.”
Since the meeting was a work session, no formal action was taken by the council. A draft of the 2014 strategic plan is slated to appear before the council for more discussion during either its Jan. 14 or Jan. 28 Committee of the Whole meeting.
Kinser said the council hopefully will have something ready to adopt in February. She added there will be a lot of refinement between the current state of the plan and the finished product.