Select Board (2/22) to Larry Kelley: Go away
Last week the Select Board wasted a golden opportunity to ascertain the will of the voters by turning down my request to ask voters if Town Meeting should be maintained. The non-binding question is pretty straight forward and a voter is as free to choose no as they are yes.
#amherstma Blogger Larry Kelley appeals to Select Board for nonbinding charter question on 3-29 ballot. pic.twitter.com/Wbt3la4287— scott merzbach (@scottmerzbach) February 23, 2016
Using the Charter change process to simply tweak Town Meeting is like using a backhoe to plant a daffodil.
Obviously voters who support forming a Charter Commission at the upcoming March 29 election have strong concerns about our current form of government. So why not ask them more specifically what those concerns are?
And why is it only the Town Meeting loyalists wanted it blocked from the ballot?
You know, the same three who refused to sign the Charter petition in the first place (that 3,500 other voters did sign) but now want your vote to be elected to that Charter Commission.