I have repeatedly spoken to County Council, and several times over several months, about this very specific example of their utter disregard for the public. Hayden Phillips is the only one who listened.
This is an example of what Executive candidate Lamont McClure talks about when he refers to a "callous" county government,
Four at-large Council members - Glenn Geissinger, Peg Ferraro, Seth Vaughn and Phillips - want you to re-elect them. Of these four, only Hayden deserves your vote at this point. The rest of them take you for granted.
As Seth Vaughn told me when I took him to task for missing an important budget hearing, "So what? Who cares?"
Easton City Council member Peter Melan, who is running for one of the five-at-large County Council seats, is puzzled by this lack of transparency. "As an elected official, you are supposed to be accessible," he told me. "That's part of our job."
Melan noted that, in Easton, every Council member's email address is prominently displayed. He also listed his personal cell phone number on his Council business cards, and has instructed Clerk Tom Hess to give it to anyone trying to reach him.
Melan suggested that perhaps email addresses were lost when the new website was prepared. He's being kind. The reality is that County Council never listed their email addresses, and are reluctant to do so now.