A call for JCC to change
Democratic forms of government are fundamentally based on citizen participation. Voting, advocating one’s position and speaking out at public meetings make up the foundation of a government that values the people’s opinion.
This brings us to the actions of our county commission that run country to these tenets of our county government.
These actions are blatant attempts to stifle the people’s voice on issues. Moving public comment to the end of the agenda, using unanimous consent for important issues and removing the additional two weeks for public comment directly impedes the public’s input on the workings of its government.
Our county commission should revise these practices immediately.
Dale Manuel, of Charles Town