No booth – again |

No booth – again

Once again the people are short-changed. At the last Grass Valley City Council meeting, the final agenda item was a suggestion by Councilwoman Linda Stevens that the council provide a booth at the Friday Night street fairs. The intent was to bring city government to the street and make available to average citizens information, answer questions and provide the many pamphlets (housing, planning, fire and police services) produced for the public at taxpayer’s expense.

Many groups and organizations have found the “Friday Night” attendees interested and responsive to their services. I would think a City Council booth would have been equally of interest.

Sadly, with the exception of Stevens, not one council member expressed much or any interest in taking government to the people. For those of us who cannot attend every formal council meeting I think it would have been a beneficial exercise. This is the second year that Councilwomen Stevens has tried to make this happen, so thanks. And keep trying.

To the rest of the City Council members, you might try to remember why you have been elected. Just in case you do not, it is to represent and serve the people.

Janet West

Grass Valley

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