Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I Like About Lower Saucon Township's Council

Manager Jack Cahalan (left) and Council Prez Glenn Kern (right)
Over the years, I've attended lots of municipal meetings. Sometimes, especially when a land development or park project is being discussed, it is nearly impossible for the public to follow what is going on. But I have to give Lower Saucon Township Council credit for going out of their way to make sure the public is informed.

As a plan is being discussed, a member of Council actually gets out of his seat and shows the public exactly what is under discussion on an easel located in the front of the room.

In addition to this effort, the agenda item under discussion appears on a screen behind the dais.

This might seem like a minor matter to you, but it makes a major difference during a meeting, keeping one and all on the same page. It's also very transparent.


Most pols are liars said...

Unforunately based on comments - no one cares.


Anonymous said...

Not sure what meeting you were at, but I have never seen this happen at a Lower Saucon Township Council Meeting. I have never seen any council member get out of their seat, only the person/s representing the peron who wants something approved. Once and awhile if the township zoning officer is there, he will if clearification is needed.
Usually the easel you speak of is turned so members of the public cannot see what is going on. The township is one of the least transparent at public meetings. They don't want to print anything on paper, like Northampton County Council does,and does not put many things up on the Computer screen/projector. One would think since council President, Glenn Kern's company was paid to put this system in, they would use it more. Bernie, spend some more time at Lower Saucon Township meeting and you will see the truth.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'll be back.