Killeen City Councilman Jonathan Okray requested a review of Tuesday’s council meeting, claiming Mayor Dan Corbin violated the rules of legislative deliberation.
The “public reprimand” — as Okray calls his email to Killeen City Manager Glenn Morrison and city legal staff — comes as Corbin prepares to give his state of the city address at 5 p.m. today at City Hall.
“A review of (Tuesday’s) meeting is in order (video/audio),” Okray’s email said.
“I believe Mayor Corbin violated rules of procedure, rules of decorum, provided inaccuracies in regards to Robert’s Rules of Order.”
Corbin declined to comment on the issue Wednesday.
Emotions ran high throughout the more than one-hour discussion leading up to the council’s 4-3 vote Tuesday to approve a new development, which will allow local developer Bruce Whitis to build Bell County Municipal District No. 2 just outside the city limits.
The project divided the council more than any other issue this year.
With its approval, MUD-2 will create a new taxing entity in Bell County, within which Whitis plans to build 3,750 homes in the mostly undeveloped outskirts of the city.
Okray’s last-minute attempt to amend the agreement was altered by confusion over page numbers and points of order from Corbin, who is responsible for conducting the meetings.
Corbin does not vote at meetings.
“I believe he provided inaccuracies in regards to Robert’s Rule of Order,” Okray said.
“I had the floor. My motion was not to the contract, but to the ordinance, which is law.”
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