Public Opinion Wanted

County Reviewing Planning Regulations

Posted: March 26, 2013 at 5 a.m.

A review of proposed revisions to Benton County’s planning regulations turned into a discussion of how to increase public awareness and input, with county officials suggesting a series of town hall meetings to engage the public.

What's Next


The Benton County Quorum Court’s Legislative Committee will continue its review of the county planning and development regulations when the panel meets at 6 p.m. April 4 in the Quorum Courtroom of the County Administration Building, 215 E. Central Ave. in Bentonville.

Source: Staff Report

"People will say they didn't read about it in the newspaper. They didn't hear about it on the radio. They didn't see it on TV. You could put posters on their foreheads and they wouldn't have seen that either."

Shirley Sandlin

Justice Of The Peace

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Sandlin is correct. Public meetings are a waste of time. History has shown that. The biggest issue with county government is the JP's themselves. They are lazy and don't care to be informed. Just ask any of the elected office holders how many JP's have visited their office and how often, Take JP Moore for example. Do believe he has been there the longest. Just how my times have you visited elected officers, their office and how often? Newly elected JP always feel they need to beat on their chest and do something like town hall meetings. Try doing your elected responsibilities. As a member of the legislated branch of government get to know and know well the operations of the executive branch of our county government as well as the judicial. The executive branch of government are the counties elected office holders who come in contact with the public on a daily basis. They hear daily what is wrong with how the county is operating or the how well it is running.

Know this, you won't take the time, history has also proven that also!

Posted by: MANofFEWwords

March 26, 2013 at 10:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )