Town Meeting is here to stay
Thu, 03/09/2023 - 3:00pm Mike Eldred
For most towns around the valley, Town Meeting is in the books for 2023. Following two years of uncertainty over the future of Town Meeting, driven by pandemic-related health concerns over large gatherings of people, voters were more than willing to get together in a room to talk and vote. People seemed more than willing to swap Facetime for a face-to-face meeting.
From what we’ve gathered from reports and observations, the future of Town Meeting as a direct, interactive form of democracy is alive and well. Reports of its demise may have been greatly exaggerated.