Letter: Go to Town Meeting

April 20, 2023

The Town Government Committee of the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle held two sessions reviewing the more complicated or “contentious”—simply meaning the articles that evoked considerable discussion—Warrant Articles as they emerged during the public hearings in March. As so many of the articles have been adjusted, the warrant mailed to your homes may not reflect the most recent version to be presented at Town Meeting. These recorded sessions can be viewed by going to the LWVCC’s webpage: LWVCC.org. Please urge neighbors and friends to review the materials and videos in advance and attend Town Meeting, which begins on Sunday, April 30, at 1 p.m., at the Concord-Carlisle High School; the work of Concord citizens may continue, if the business of the meeting is not completed on Sunday, into Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at CCHS.

Participation in town government is the essential way to sustain a healthy democracy. Town Meeting remains our direct way of expressing our voices for everyone to hear – not just our neighbors and close friends who may be all too well informed about our opinions. Please attend and share your thoughts.

Remember, democracy is not a spectator sport.

Diane Proctor

Sudbury Road