It is not uncommon for city, county and school board officials to put a limit on how much citizens can speak at local government meetings. However, the elected officials themselves can drone on and on and on, about nothing that really pertains to the deliberative process.
When you sit in a city council, board of education or county commission meeting and everyone around the table knows and understands what they are talking about, but the people in the audience are totally in the dark despite the fact they come to every meeting, what does that mean?
Every day should be teacher appreciation day.
Whose business is it how much money people get paid? Well, when it comes to the pay of public employees receiving public dollars, it’s the public’s business.
Journalists owe you an apology.
Once again the nation mourns.
As each city joins county government in SPLOST IV discussions over the course of the next three months, it will be challenging for leaders to think regionally and practically.
Even if they can only look at how their legislative decisions will impact the election, rather than how it impacts people’s lives on a daily basis, elected officials would be wise to understand the words of former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill who observed, “All politics is local.”
Government does not know best.
Henry County boasts plethora of events
Live your life for an audience of One.
When I was 15 and insufferable and newly infatuated with Carrie Bradshaw, I thought it was preposterous to go anywhere alone.
It is high time for our county commissioners, city council members, the board of education, water authorities, our state representatives and senators and all public officials to take a hard look at government transparency.
Congratulations to Henry County’s STAR students.
As the United States Congress faces yet another fiscal crisis of its own making, citizens are left wondering why the people they put in office spend more time fighting than legislating.
Letters to the Editor
- No place for campaigning at city, county meetings
- What happens before the meeting?
- Teachers appreciated
- Who cares what they make?
- 'Breaking the news' is breaking the news
- Our nation mourns - Jim Zachary
- SPLOST IV should be reasonable, practical 3 comments
- EDITORIAL: They should at least know ‘all politics is local’ 2 comments
- Power should belong to citizens 1 comment
- EDITORIAL: Who says there is nothing to do?