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Letter: Council meeting times inconvenient

Posted: September 27, 2018 3:06 p.m.
Updated: September 28, 2018 1:00 a.m.

It seems to me that both the Camden City Council and the Kershaw County Council really don’t want the public to attend their meetings.

“Why do you say that?”

Well, first of all, the meeting times are, if nothing else, inconvenient for the average working person. I mean 6 p.m.? Give me a break.

Take, for example, a working couple with a young family that is concerned about their community. Perhaps they, or one of them, work out of the city and get off work at let’s say 5 p.m.

The travel time from the big city to our small city during rush hour is at least 40 minutes, putting them at home to have dinner and be a family at 5:40 p.m.

The process  to carry out the aforementioned takes anywere between 30 minutes to an hour, so getting to either meeting on time is not going to happen. So, why go at all?

Secondly, both meetings are held on the same night.

Are you kidding me?

OK, one of the concerned couple can attend the city council meeting and the other can attend the Kershaw County Council meeting.

Oh yeah, they are going to have get a baby sitter -- and we hope they have two vehicles. How convenient is that?
I, for one, would have both meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the earliest, or 7:30 p.m. at best, and hold the meetings on different nights.

I don’t think this should be a problem to accomplish.

If this is not convenient for the elected officials and/ or staff, too bad. They work for us, the average concerned voter/tax payer.

Most campaigned and promised all kinds of things in order to get elected.

Not one that I know of even considered this.


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