A KY3 News survey of all 2006 meeting minutes found that the Springfield City Council voted unanimously 96% of the time.
Only 18 times did at least one council member vote "no."
Now some challengers in city council races are trying to use the issue in their campaigns.
Watch my KY3 News @ 10 report on the issue HERE.
Prosecutor Cindy Rushefsky says residents no longer believe they are being heard by council members. She says Councilwoman Shelia Wright is part of the problem.
But Wright says the number of unanimous votes is misleading, because most of what the council votes on is not controversial.
"They seem to be listening to each other," says Rushefsky, who is challenging Wright for her Zone 2 seat. "I don't feel any great compulsion to go along with the majority just for the sake of getting along. I'm not afraid of controversy and I'm not afraid of having people disagree. City council meetings should not be situations where it's a done deal."
But Wright refutes that.
She says while the council looks like a "rubber stamp" at meetings, most of the work is done through e-mails, committee meetings, luncheons and other venues. "We've got stuff in the pipeline for months or years that we've been working on," Wright says.