Defending Democracy: Everything You Wanted to Know About Town Councils (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Did you miss last night's STELLAR panel discussion?

Do you want to share it with friends, family, and neighbors?

Did you enjoy it so much you just have to watch it again (and take notes this time)?

Here it is, on YouTube!

Start at 3:40 to avoid some less-than-entertaining Zoom set-up!

Topics include

  • How Town Councils function
  • What aspects of town government are their responsibility
  • What kind of transparency and accountability voters can demand from their Councils
  • How constituents can influence Town Council decisions
  • What happens behind the scenes, in the non-public sessions
  • What to do if you are considering a run for Town Council someday


Thanks to our panelists, council-members Patrick Antonetti, Cindy Matute-Brown, Christine McGrath, Anthony Riccardi, Fran Ritter, and Peter Yacobellis!