Town lacks meeting reps… 47 out of 240 seats open

The town is Billerica from the Lowell Sun

In Billerica, Town Meeting is held twice a week beginning the first Tuesday in May, and again in October, until all matters of business are completed.

During the past few years, it has become a lengthy process, lasting a month or more during each season.

Town Meeting representatives must be registered voters and elected or caucused by the representatives in their precincts. May 1 is first opportunity to be caucused for this spring’s meeting, which begins on May 6.

Unfortunately, as it stands, and has for a long time, the majority of the members are town employees, their relatives and developers which explains why the average citizen hasn’t faired (sic) so well.”

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