Following the lead of other local government bodies, the city council of Peachtree City is open to the idea of changing the starting time of their meetings. Staff is recommending moving up the time to 6:30 p.m. from its current 7 p.m. time slot.
“I think it’s a balancing act. If you start too early, it makes it difficult for citizens to participate and get here,” said City Manager Jon Rorie. “If you start too late you look at how you roll up the agenda and have to limit some of those things.”
Rorie felt 6:30 p.m. would work for most parties.
“From staff’s perspective, 6:30 is a balance and a compromise between too early and too late,” he said.
Changing the meeting time would require an ordinance amendment. Staff will also be soliciting public input before making a formal decision.
Recent years have seen a number meeting time adjustments. The City of Fayetteville now meets at 6 p.m., and the county commission moved up their start to 6:30 p.m. this year. The Town of Tyrone still meets at 7 p.m.