Democracy in action

We had a glimpse of what democracy looks like on Wednesday.
Usually, the monthly public meetings of the MRC Council of Mayors see a routine passing of resolutions that have already been agreed at the behind-closed-doors plenary sessions held one week before. As a result, the public rarely sees any discussion, much less debate, of the issues behind those resolutions.
Not to say that the mayors don’t have debates and disagreements all the time; according to the mayors, they do. It’s just that it’s done in private, so the public doesn’t get to see it.
But this changed for a few hours last Wednesday evening, and we think our mayors and warden should be proud.
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