The Town-Meeting Government and Its Effect on Citizen Participation
Vokey, Robert W.
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The Town-Meeting type of government is both good and bad. In many ways it is an inefficient method; on the other hand, it gives each man the freedom of expression on even the detail of his government. A major trouble lies in the fact that some of the people are not well enough informed to make intelligent decisions. Also, budgets are voted on at this open meeting for the entire following year at the very beginning of March. This sometimes causes unfortunate restrictions when something unforeseen occurs over the following months of the year. This difficulty is somewhat alleviated with provisions for special town meetings throughout the year.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.