“If everyone’s mind is already made up, why waste the time with these meetings? Just vote and then call Rich and he will decide who prevails. It would save you having to stay at those meetings and listen to idiots drivel on and on, and keeping you up past your bedtime.”
Hadley, I agree. This discussion sounds like it’s such a bother for commissioners to listen to public input because it would be just so much easier if they could discuss amongst themselves and decide everything on their own. I understand the desire for succinctness in comments from the public and support the notion, but suggesting that citizens who have an opinion to express should do so ahead of time via whatever method is convenient sounds like on the night of a vote, people should just shut up and stay home. Sure, provide input, but please do so in manner that the commission doesn’t have to acknowledge, contribute any attention to, enter into any record, and will get them home to bed at a reasonable hour, and only make public comments for issues that the commission has predetermined aren’t a “done deal.” Wow.