Hall Meeting achieved the stated purpose of furnishing a small crowd
direct contact with incumbents and candidates for County Offices that
addition to hearing each candidates opening statements also had the
to ask questions.
The procedure for
asking questions was identified at the beginning of the meeting and was
that each person asking a question was limited to one question at a
time or in
other words one question per turn.
candidates [with the exception of
Farley who was working but who did furnish a written document to be
Commissioner Stegall] followed
program agenda well and routinely responded to the various questions
Attendance at subsequent sessions with the candidates is essential to
viable well founded decision for each responsible voter.
comments were made by Commissioner Mike Stegall to address the subject
of the 911
pending expense and change. Mr. Stegall distributed a five (5) page
that contained a significant amount of information that should be
in the process of
making a decision. A number of questions were asking and in some cases
answered without specifics but only a verbal assurance that the County
Commissioners would make sure the final resolution would have the right
critique of the Master of Ceremonies
(your author) is merited because in one instance, an audience member
permitted to badger an incumbent with harping repeated questions that
answered but when repeated should NOT have been allowed.