A lot of good people volunteer a lot of their free time to serve you and the interests of our town to the best of our ability. No one expects universal agreement with every decision, but we should expect that the discourse will be tolerant of all points of view. Some may think that every issue is clearly black and white, but the reality is that most are a very blurry grey. We represent a diverse constituency and I know that on the boards and committees I have served on, we try to be as fair as possible and to consider all points of view. We do after all represent all citizens in our town, even those that may not have voted for us. I believe that this town has come a long way in the past few years with levels of transparency that frankly were unheard of just a few years ago. That is due in large part to the many volunteers that attend meetings, ask questions and tape the proceedings. You can't hide from the camera. Our current BoS is an effective group and not because we always agree on everything, but rather because we don't. Five individuals with strong personalities, outspoken and run by a solid and fair chair. So criticize us, please! That is how we can learn to better serve your interests, but always remember that you elected us to represent you and if you find we are not doing our job, don't re-elect us. The same holds true for any other local elected official.
Lastly, come to meetings and email us personally and ask whatever you want. Nothing is hidden except that which by law must remain non-public.
That all being said, remember that even though you may have an opinion and you can't imagine that anyone could possibly disagree with you, someone always will.