Strange that Council Member Cohen is spearheading an open government platform. Has anyone ever seen members of Mr. Cohen's "Kitchen Cabinet" bringing him written documents at the council recesses? Cohen seems to be lost without his crib notes.
Who are the people in Mr. Cohen's cabinet? How often do they meet? Are the written instructions given to Mr. Cohen made available to the rest of the council and the public? Bet not. I don't think Cohen blinks without permission from his group of advisors, a group that is motivated by fear and negative thinking.
Beware of tortuous process nonsense. We saw enough of that with Nick Jellins.
Insofar as the length of the council meetings: Mr. Cohen often appears as though he's already asleep during the meeting. No reason to adjourn the meeting so he can go home and get some shut-eye. He's already checked out.