Those who attend public hearings and forums such as Boards of Supervisors and City Council meetings and who are able to maintain their attention span should be commended. So much that impacts our quality of life, and thereby the real estate market happens in these meetings.
Consistency. Stepping into one meeting and immediately understanding the context in which discussions are being held is a near impossibility. There is a reason that many of the attendees either are paid to attend, have vested interests or are retired – the meetings are mostly dry, intricate conversations between folks who have intimate knowledge about local government.
My favorite part of yesterday’s BoS meeting was when a member of Staff referred to Code section “ten dot three dot three dot two,” said with such eloquence and ease – it just rolled off his tongue! Clearly here was a man who could straighten the tangled knot that is often referred to as “government.”
These meetings are vitally important. If no one listens or pays attention, who will know when politicians sacrifice their integrity?