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Want Public Involvement? Turn Backs On Them At Meeting –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On August 25, 2017


Someone found a unique way to show the public they want and appreciate public involvement and input.

They arranged the board table in such a way as to force the public to look at their back-sides during the meeting.

There is no reason these people needed to have their chairs facing a wall with the public staring at the backs of their chairs.

Who thought up this seating arrangement?

My first thought when seeing this? What a bunch of jerks.

This was the “Central Illinois Water Organization Meeting” at the Jersey County Rural Water Company Office (click here for agenda).

Further articles are forthcoming…



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  • Warren J. Le Fever
    Posted at 15:45h, 25 August

    Look on the bright side. You are looking at the part of them that best displays their personal and official character.

  • Jannie
    Posted at 18:45h, 25 August

    They probably figure no one ever shows up for these meetings so what does it matter. However, I have been at a Park District meeting in my county where many people spoke out against something and it made no difference — the board voted the way they had previous wanted to vote.. I have come to the conclusion that unless a group bans together they have no power against public bodies that don’t want to and won’t listen to the people they are suppose to be serving.