Susan E. MacGeachie Preston
I have a question for Preston elected officials: Since when does the town budget get decided at an open town meeting by people raising their hands?
As far as I remember, the budget has always been decided in a voting booth. Lately, in my opinion, the last few important pricy projects have been decided by the old-fashioned "yea" or "nay."
How do we know who these people are, unless they sign in with name and address. How about a photo ID?
Anyone from out of town could come in and vote on that night if we're not careful. I find voting questionable when the same 200 or so people keep showing up to vote.
Don't forget how the halls were packed when Preston was discussing the Utopia project. If I remember correctly, there were about 600 union workers from all over the region. I hope none of these people are now deciding our votes here. All important budget questions that affect our taxes need to go to the polls.