What Are Your Thoughts on Remote Participation in Local Government Meetings?
Last week, Westford Planning Board chairman Mike Green participated in the board's meeting over the phone thanks to a new town policy. What are your thoughts?
Last week. Planning Board chairman Mike Green participated in the board's meeting despite being out of town, with chairmanship during the meeting going to Vice Chair Kevin Borselli.
It was the first time the Planning Board had a member participate remotely and one of the first times ever that any board used the fairly new policy that was finalized a few months ago.
Today, we want to get your take on the concept of remote participation for local board members and what role it might play on local governance.
Is this good for the town in that it will make it easier for residents that frequently travel to be a part of boards or do you think being there in person is a quintessential part of being a board member?
What are your thoughts?