Early Meeting Time Strains Participation

Posted: April 19, 2014 at 5 a.m.

One of the biggest obstacles, other than apathy, to local political participation is time. Many residents lead busy lives. When the ol' clock on the wall says it's quitting time, they're just glad to get home, hug the dog, pet the kids, kiss the spouse and settle in for a breather before it all starts over again the next day.

What’s The Point?

Fayetteville’s quick decision to move City Council meeting times 30 minutes earlier creates a bigger burden on citizens who want to participate in the deliberative processes of city government.

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