I really appreciate the support many of you have given my proposal for allowing a board member to participate in meetings via electronic communication when they cannot physically be present. Aside from the "amens" given by readers in the post down below, I have also received numerous emails of support. I hope your kind words will help to influence my fellow board members into voting for this motion at next Tuesday's meeting.
I was pleased to see an editorial in this morning's Courier which stated that "Officials should be allowed to cast remote votes." The editorial concludes, "In our view, elected representatives of the people ought to be able to vote even if it's from a hotel room or a sick bed. That's what they were elected to do. If they're capable of making a rational decision, they ought to exercise that responsibility any way they can. And that's the bottom line."
Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks!
You can read the editorial in its entirety by clicking here.