In every community across this great nation, communities hold local, governmental meetings. These meetings are open to the public. In a few towns and cities, citizen attendance is not encouraged; those elected officials tend to breathe a sigh of relief and pass ordinances in front of a non-existent or sparsely populated audience. Decisions made may not be for the greater good of the community.
In Fannin County, the Fannin Focus strongly urges county and city residents to attend monthly governmental meetings. Sure, you can get a timely recap of the meeting here at www.fanninfocusnewspaper.com or possibly wait a week when the “traditional” county media outlet gets around to printing it on paper. Experiencing a county or city meeting firsthand is preferable because you have an opportunity to voice your opinion during the “Public Comments” portion of the meeting agenda.
In addition, when a governmental meeting is posted on Fannin Focus, make sure to weigh in by submitting a comment story beneath the story , we’d love to hear from you!