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Warren BOE must start listening to the people

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June 3, 2011
Byron D. McCoy , The Marietta Times

Once again I come to you about the Warren building issue. I attended the board of education meeting on Monday, May 16, where decisions were made after the defeat of the bond issue. During the 30 minute public discussion period, a woman was speaking and challenged me (at least she was pointed in my direction) that since I was a no voter what did I propose we do now that the building levy was defeated. I asked to be recognized and responded to the person that this is not what I could make a decision on at the voting booth. The only thing I could decide was yes or no on the only proposal before me and that the BOE had only given me an "all or nothing" choice. Then a man asked to be recognized and in his remarks (once again it looked like he was pointing in my direction) became rather hostile and concluded his remarks with inappropriate language. I have been told I needed to be involved to make an informed decision, I come to fulfill my civic duty, and I get shouted and cursed at. This does not help your case. Being louder does not make you more right.

 
 

 

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