Government Works Best When Public Gets Involved

The public should first be educated about how to get involved.

New NY 23rd

The following Editorial was published in the Finger Lakes Times (Geneva) on Sunday, May 10. Although the details are about events in or  near Geneva, the messages universal. We publish it on the blog with permission of Managing Editor Mike Cutillo.

“No one commented at a public hearing preceding the meeting.” “ … during a public hearing at which no one spoke.”

Multicolored  plasticine human figures demonstration The best government is one that everybody is involved.

the best government is one in which everyone is involved

the best government is one in which everyone is involved

Those phrases, or some that are very similar, have appeared on the pages of our newspaper quite a bit in recent months. Far too often, some would say.

Why so few people show up for public hearings that don’t involve landfills or clay mines or LPG storage or casinos is an ongoing game of guesswork in our newsroom.

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