Last year when I started attending Cecil County Council meetings and following the work of the county government more closely, I frequently saw the same faces and heard the same voices decrying what they considered overspending by the county. I didn't realize it then but these same people are active year round, not just during budget season. Here's audio from public comment portion of the 12/2/14 county council meeting
Your Silence Gives Your ConsentImagine you’re a member of the County Council--nearly every week you hear from a handful of people who believe spending should be reduced in all areas of government. Those same people repeatedly claim that “you promised to cut spending when you were campaigning” and that “I helped you get elected and you are letting us down.”
Anyway, every week, at every meeting, you hear those same people talk about the same concerns. If you don’t also hear from those who support spending for schools, parks and recreation, emergency services, or other programs, you could believe that these residents speak for the majority. It’s time for the rest of us to show our support for the programs we feel are necessary to make Cecil County stronger.
County Council Meetings are Held on 1st and 3rd TuesdaysThe Cecil County Council usually holds legislative meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 PM. Those meetings are generally preceded by the Citizen’s Corner at 6 PM. Check the Cecil County government website for dates, times, and agendas of upcoming meetings as well as minutes and audio recordings of past meetings.
For those whose schedules don’t permit them to attend a council meeting, emails and phone calls to the County Council and County Executive are just as effective.
If you support public education in Cecil County and expect our schools to be adequately funded, please contact our county officials and tell them our schools have been underfunded for too long.
Contact the County Executive and members of the County Council today.
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