Do you favor a change in the City Council Meeting times?

Leave them as they are.
14% (3 votes)
Have meetings held in the evening.
55% (12 votes)
Have meetings held montly in each district.
32% (7 votes)
Total votes: 22
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Council meetings and the like should be held after 6pm so that citizens can attend. The evening meetings work best for the public and that's all that matters. We elected them, we set the rules..it's that simple. Frankly, it should work better for the Council as well since most of them have day jobs like the rest of us. Perhaps it would improve the Council's attendence as well.

I think something that maybe rotated the schedule since not everyone works 9-5. After six would work for many but there are a lot of people who work the 2nd shift who would be left out. So maybe every month they could adjust the time?

I am almost always 1 of 1-5 citizens that attend meetings durring the day. Usually, it's me, the media, the players and perhaps a group interesting in a paticular issue, such as the Shriners. 2nd shifters don't appear too interested to be honest. In fact...almost nobody seems interested. It's sad really...apathy has consumed the citizens.

lol...so true

I doubt many will show up whenever the meetings are held. You might get them to schedule meetings for your convenience, but it probably won

Old South End Broadway

Enthusiasm

Maggie, thanks for the article. I was on the executive board of my local union for about 12 years. Usually in positions without real power and I was happy with those (you didn

Old South End Broadway

when you can watch something that won't screw you over.

like this article..."When Ignorance Isn't Bliss: How Political Ignorance Threatens Democracy"

Democracy demands an informed electorate. Voters who lack adequate knowledge about politics will find it difficult to control public policy. Inadequate voter knowledge prevents government from reflecting the will of the people in any meaningful way. Such ignorance also raises doubts about democracy as a means of serving the interests of a majority. Voters who lack sufficient knowledge may be manipulated by elites. They may also demand policies that contravene their own interests.

The American electorate does not have adequate knowledge for voters to control public policy. Scholars have long documented the limits of voter knowledge about the institutions and policies of the government. That ignorance is not a moral failing. The rational voter has little incentive to gain more knowledge about politics because his or her vote is unlikely to affect the outcome. Since gaining more knowledge offers few benefits and substantial costs, the average citizen remains ignorant, though rationally so.

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=2372