"This could be made a ‘standing item’ on the agenda so that it had to be considered before each time that assessments were considered." Source
My question is would it be wrong to write the sentence without backshifting it, like this: "This could be made a standing item on the agenda so that it has to be considered before each time that assessments are considered."
Because if I had to write the same sentence I'd write it with present tense. Would I be wrong in doing that? And/Or Would it seem informal?
Like here, I see this structure especially in the context of giving advice to the clients.