A grateful thank-you to the editors of The Herald Bulletin for a much-needed addition.
I want to offer my welcome to reporter Ken de la Bastide; so far, in my opinion, his articles appear balanced and with firsthand research.
I am a concerned citizen in Madison County government. If Ken de la Bastide will investigate, write his findings with balance, in a weekly column, all of Madison County will benefit. I was in attendance, along with Ken, of two events he covered. I heard the same thing he reported.
I believe, Madison County elected officials, have for years, ignored and dispelled, attempts of citizen feedback. For example, I offer these facts: county council's meetings, with exception of 2011 and 2012, starting at or before 5 p.m., a time when most citizens are at work or yet to arrive home from work. If county commissioners even hold a meeting open to public with an opportunity for citizen feedback, I am not aware of it. Far too long, the only way the public knows, of what is happening in our Madison County government, is when they make a rare announcement and is carried by The Herald Bulletin, and any citizen feedback is by letters to editor.
Maybe now we will have access to weekly bits of information.