Representative Democracy?

Background: At the Selectboard meeting on 1/11/2021, member Andy Watts was asked to hold his comments on the agenda item “Consider approval of merger vote information materials”; it was ‘not the time’ to discuss the document and that comments should instead be emailed. A week later (1/19/2021), the same item was on the agenda. SelectboardContinue reading “Representative Democracy?”

Public Participation

Imagine you are a single parent. Imagine you don’t have the extra cash to pay a babysitter for 3-4 hours (or more) several times every month to attend municipal meetings. Imagine you have mobility issues and it is difficult for you to travel to an in-person meeting. Imagine you just aren’t comfortable attending a formalContinue reading “Public Participation”