Wednesday, February 3, 2010
What if they gave an election...
So venerable, iconic, ancient, Amherst Town Meeting, that bastard--I mean bastion--of democracy continues to suffer from the snooze factor.
By yesterday's Ballot deadline for the 3/23 election (and it only takes one name--your own--to get on the Ballot) out of eighty 3-year-seats available seventeen of them lack a single candidate, or better than 20%.
And only one of ten Precincts (each with 8 open 3-year-seats) actually has a contest...although barely: 9 candidates for 8 seats.
As I titled yesterday's post, "When Products Compete" (they get better). When there's no competition you get, well, mediocrity.
Even this Collegian puff piece didn't help