Mayor Mike Houston appears to be on board with a move to require all of his executive orders to be filed with the city clerk.
Alderman Sam Cahnman introduced the ordinance after he was surprised to learn that such orders are not officially archived through the clerk. Alderman Joe McMenamin is also a supporter… noting that in the past, controversial measures have sometimes been enacted through executive orders with little or no scrutiny.
Houston says most such orders are non-controversial, and he sees no problem with filing them with the clerk. A final city council vote on the idea is expected next week.