Texas City residents should take the time tonight to attend the first of two town hall meetings about proposed changes to the city’s charter.

At the meeting, Bob Senter, chairman of the charter review committee, is to give residents and voters information about the 18 charter propositions on the November ballot — items that run the spectrum from salaries for commissioners and the mayor to cleaning up out-of-date ordinances.

Dave Mathews: 409-683-5258; dave.mathews@galvnews.com

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James Lippert

"Town Hall mtgs" can be a good idea, IF they are not abused by our public servants & underutilized by the public. In the past certain political entities in Galveston County have called poorly advertised "Town Hall" mtgs, had all their cronies attend, agreed on THEIR agenda, then when all hell breaks loose tell the public "well we had a public meeting, why were you not there?" On the flip side, some "Town Hall" meetings are held on a regular basis, focusing on "important items for discussion" while avoiding discussion on those topics certain officials want to avoid (such as their pending seats coming up for re-election).

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