Letters

Letters

July 09, 2006

Public must be notified of issues

At the July 3 meeting of the Aberdeen City Council, public notification regarding city issues was of concern.

As noted by Councilman David Yensan, council meeting agendas posted on the city Web site often do not reflect the agenda actually presented at the meeting. His suggestion to post them on a community bulletin board at City Hall has some merit, if used in concert with the existing procedures for notification. To use it instead of newspapers and the city Web site would be of little value.

It does not matter where the information is posted if it is constantly changing. A possible solution would be to plan the agenda well enough in advance to give the citizens reasonable notice, post on the Web site, in the newspaper and at City Hall, and stand by it.

Yensan's suggestion to abolish the requirement of legal public notice regarding city business is shocking. Whatever his personal opinions about the local newspapers, they provide a channel for communication available to everyone.

Karen Heavey Aberdeen

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