Letter to the Editor: November 11, 2016: Town Meeting, One of the Purest Forms of Democracy

By Cathy Cordes

Letter-to-the-EditorAs Town Meeting Moderator, when I called town meeting  to order on Wednesday night Nov, 9, 2016  I used these words…   may they guide our civic involvement always.

“As I prepare to call this Special Town Meeting to order, I want to take a moment to thank all of you who are present tonight.  Town meeting in Bedford is one of the purest forms of democracy – but it does not happen without a quorum. I firmly believe in our democratic form of government.  We have real work to do together tonight.  You are the legislative branch of this town. What you – the voters of Bedford – decide tonight will make a difference in the lives of all who live in Bedford. 

A quorum being present, I call this special Town Meeting to order.”

I invite all residents to take part in this unique  form of local government.  Please mark your calendars for Annual Town Meeting  – March 27, 2017. I hope you can join us as we legislate the future of Bedford.


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