One person spoke at last night's public hearing on a proposed city budget. One person.
Maybe blog comments, talk show musings and aggregator headlines have replaced public discourse and editorials as the means to assimilate the will of the people into public policy.
The old days of a Joe Spano attending all the Council meetings are gone.
So in defense of local lawmakers, what input do they have when deciding to override the tax cap ?
Of course, you can say, what difference does it make ? And to an extent that's true, but the setting of formal public hearings may be a thing of the past soon.
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