Alan and Amy Harchik: Town Council missing piece in Amherst

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Town Council the missing piece

We are writing to support the new governance plan for Amherst and urge all Amherst residents to support it, too, with a “yes” vote on March 27.

We believe that the proposed form of government would be responsive, accountable, and effective. Having a Town Council that meets regularly, year-round, and that is small enough to deliberate while representing all the voters, is the missing piece that we need.

The proposal keeps what is already working (professional town manager, citizen boards and committees) while providing new ways for residents to be heard (district meetings, town forums).

Alan and Amy Harchik