Davila said when he puts an item on the council agenda, he expects it to be discussed. Which is why Davila has requested to establish a mandatory drug and alcohol testing program. For the second time.

The Rosenberg City Council meeting will be held Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Council members one month ago voted 4-3 against establishing a mandatory drug and alcohol testing program for council. Discussion lasted less than one minute.

After Mayor Bill Benton read the executive summary explaining the item during the previous meeting, council member Jacob Balderas made a motion to deny the item and vote no. His motion was swiftly seconded by council member Richard Olson.

Davila, who brought the item to council, claimed a point of order, questioning whether correct procedure was being followed. Balderas reminded Davila there was a motion on the floor that had to be addressed first. Davila restated his point of order while Benton polled the council, but was overruled.

Davila had placed the item on the last meeting agenda to establish a mandatory drug and alcohol testing program for council, but it was removed by another council member.

“I just want an opportunity to have discussion before we go to a motion,” Davila said at the last regular city council meeting. “I asked for this item because I believe with council in charge of setting policies and direction for the city, we should not be exempt from this testing.”

Audience members who wish to speak must sign up in advance. Citizens are given one opportunity to speak per meeting, either in general comments or commenting on a specific agenda item.

In other business, Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White will give his monthly police department report and Animal Control Director Mara Hartsell will present the monthly animal shelter report.

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