July 24, 2007

FAIR Forum

Due to other commitments, Niagara Times was unable to send a correspondent to the FAIR Government forum held last evening at Lockport City Hall. Therefore, we would like your critique if you were there or able to watch it on LCTV.

4 comments:

Scott Leffler said...

This wasn't as "fun" as the previous one, but I think it was much more substantive. The attendance was obviously much better, too. Thirteen legislators and 87 people altogether (that's what I counted - I heard it was higher later). The proof will be in the pudding - whether something actually happens and whether a certain level of civility returns to public discourse.

Hilldogh8tr said...

was it on tv?

Big Daddy said...

I don't see how you could possibly have the public asking questions of legislator during the regular meeting. That stuff should be done at the committee leve.

I'd be worried about too many people with axes to grind hammering the legislators with non-sensical questions and the real business of government would never get done.

Pacman said...

I watched the forum on LCTV. I actually thought it was very boring and there was way too much dead air. The moderator was too concerned about putting those yellow post-it notes on the bulletin board than interacting with the crowd. But I have to agree with Edwina though. She praised Keith McNall for offering the most constructive idea of the evening. McNall said that he thought it was appropriate for the Chairman or County Manager to answer the questions of the public. Edwina even wanted to limit that time period to 30 minutes. I think McNall and Edwina are right on track.