Eric Hansen’s proposed new time for the Ashland City Council meeting is described as “pragmatic,” and Eric describes it as being more accessible. My question is: more accessible to whom? Certainly not people who have jobs, including councilors.
Council meetings need to be at a convenient time for the citizens of Ashland to be able to participate, and the staff certainly need time for a meal break before these sometimes-very long council meetings. To have council meetings at 4 p.m. would make the council meetings less accessible, not more.
I hope this does not come to pass. It would result in even fewer people in our community being informed.