Old school sometimes best

Council meetings are a time for listening and focusing on discussion

Editor, The News:

Re: ‘Don’t tweet while meeting’ (The News, Oct. 25).

I read the editorial comment in Friday’s News and agree totally with your views.

I attend many council meetings and workshops and believe this is a time for listening and concentrating on the discussion and topic at hand. I quietly take notes on what is being said by the councilors. My cell phone is turned off.

I guess I’m old fashioned in this respect.

Your points are right on: she is wrong about using social media during meetings, it is disrespectful and distracting to do so, and how can one properly engage in a conversation if his or her head is down, typing something on their phones?

So, true.

Coun. Corisa Bell should be carefully listening and taking notes to the debate and views of all the various opinions being represented.

I don’t see how one would have the time to be on a cell phone during these important discussions.

I certainly don’t.

Councillors should focus on the job they are being paid to do, and show due respect to others and their opinions while attending these meetings.

John E. McKenzie

Maple Ridge

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