It is not hard to throw up the agenda on the website days before the meeting. I do it every week. Also we have an archive of all meeting minutes since the year 2000. http://www.cityofolean.org
(under latest news)
Minute Archive http://www.cityofolean.org/council/minutes.html
Citizen, I'm not sure if it would be practical to put every major decision up for vote by referendum or a ballot vote.
*What would be nice* would be a few fairly easy improvements.
One, announce to the public well in advance what they intend to cover at each meeting. And then, when they do have a major decision to make concerning an issued that affects the citizens, discuss it at a meeting and perhaps extend it to the next meeting.
But, from what I hear, the city meetings are what I heard a couple people describe as "a circus". I'm told there are the usual handful of "regulars", including Hollywood Helen.
Not like Foster Township that gets 30 to 40 people (regular citizens) attending on average, and sometimes upwards of 150 people.