Letter to the editor: Other avenues for public comments exist in Morton Grove
Updated: August 13, 2012 6:49AM
MORTON GROVE — In the guest essay of July 5, 2012, Eric Poders castigates people who run after rumors.
I believe he is referring to the introduction of a Tilted Kilt Sports Bar in Morton Grove.
I do not consider this a rumor, as the economic director and village president of Morton Grove both commented on this plan in a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune.
Rumors themselves can serve a useful function to bring issues to the attention of the general public.
Pursuing rumors is part of the democratic process and keeps our government on an ethical even keel.
Mr. Poders wants every resident in Morton Grove to conform to his modus operandi and spend half our lives attending all the meetings of Morton Grove.
There is such a thing as public opinion, and it need not be restricted to “official” channels.
In fact, the way to get residents to attend these village meetings is to stir them up and give them a head’s up about what is coming down the road.
We hopefully live in an open society where issues can be discussed both formally and informally.