I did a post summarizing some of the points for the public hearing. Then I was compelled to look at the 2-10-16 pre-meeting… Jackie and Steve were all for the laws then. Louie too. There was no public hearing set, for any of the 3 laws. They talked about them, but didn’t set the hearings. They were, however, legally noticed. But what was noticed, if they weren’t set? That would mean that if everyone went to the meeting and expressed their opinion, it would not be part of the record for the public law, although it would be part of the town record. I took down my post for awhile, while I tried to figure out what was going on. I certainly think that there is a benefit to having a town meeting with everyone expressing their opinion on this topic. It just wouldn’t be part of the record, and would not contribute to the advancement of this law.
Now, the Town Board is going to go back and set the hearings. Can you set a public hearing after the legal notice went out? Seems wrong, doesn’t it?
What I am wondering is if this will actually be part of the legal process for passage of a law or not. I wouldn’t expect so. There is always the chance that the Board will not set the hearings, and we will not have to continue to express our opinions on the Constitution and illegal search just because the town wants to. Is there that chance? That would be nice. Give us all the night off.
So I don’t know. I’m not sure if it’s a public hearing or not.