Letter: Fourth Estate steps up for open meetings

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Thank goodness the Fourth Estate stepped up to its vital responsibility and got Buncombe County Board of Commissioners (and City Council) meetings opened. Transparency and openness by our elected representatives are so fundamentally important to our democracy!

If our elected representatives find it too time-consuming or inconvenient to listen to their citizenry, they should resign — or not have run for public responsibility initially. This is not to say that reasonable limits on public comments are not acceptable.

— Bob Gunn


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One thought on “Letter: Fourth Estate steps up for open meetings

  1. Jonathan Greene

    They may have stepped up for public input…but don’t be fooled. The county and the city may give you a minute to speak but they don’t listen and don’t care. Unless it’s a way for them to scam more money out of you or get a vote they not even listen to you talk.

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