Amherst Town Meeting is 258 years old (and showing its age)
Charter Commissioners have an astonishingly powerful potential: To help change our local form of governance, to declare our independence from an unwieldy, inefficient, unrepresentative legislative body otherwise know as "Representative" Town Meeting.
But of course the blueprint they craft over the next year will be subject to voter approval. And this time I have a feeling they will get it right -- both the Charter Commission and the voters.
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I hope the state mandated 1st public forum of our 9 member Charter Commission gets better results than their predecessors did 15 years ago, when only a dozen citizens took the initiative to speak truth to power.