LETTER: Votes should be part of public record

That any elected official would oppose the public recording of how they vote leaves me stunned.

That any elected official would oppose the public recording of how they vote leaves me stunned.

There is no justifiable reason to deny the constituents knowledge of the votes and actions of the official that they elected.

Who does Bob Wright think he is responsible to, whose interests does he represent? The idea that recording all votes individually would add significant time and burden to meetings is horse puckey.

I just did a quick read through of the last three meetings and there was a maximum of 18 votes in a single meeting. I mocked up a vote, polled and recorded nine trustees votes individually and it took just over 1 minute to do so. Adding 15 – 20 minutes per meeting is in no way justification for the perversion of transparent democracy.

 

Kevin LePape

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