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Letter: Is this what is to be expected?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

With the campaign promises of transparency and consideration of their citizens, many are looking for a change. This did not feel like the case at the last Mathews County Board of Supervisors’ meeting that was held on Monday, Feb. 3.

There were over a dozen citizens that turned out for this meeting to hear an agenda item that was added. The citizens came to hear that public item. The board, knowing in advance that the closed session was to take three hours or more, the meeting was called to order and it was immediately moved and voted to place this one item at the end, after the closed session.

This forced those citizens who took time out from their schedules to remain outside. This comes on the heels of citizens’ objections to changes in the code of ethics and bylaws that were presented the prior week.

Should not every consideration/accommodation be given to any citizen that attends a public meeting? Is this what is to be expected going forward?...

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