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Letter: Little faith in city council

My thanks to Elaine Kellerman for her response to Concord City Councilor Mark Coen’s letter regarding the lack of speakers opposed to the Loudon Road project at the council’s February meeting (“Coen ignores Heights meeting,” Monitor letter, March 7).

Like Kellerman, I attended the December meeting on the Heights and heard the majority of those who spoke voice their opposition to the project. What was distressing at that meeting was the number of people who expressed little faith in the city council and recounted stories of previous times when their councilors ignored their opposition to proposals. The recurring theme was “They’ll do what they want to do.” Perhaps this sense of hopelessness was the reason so few spoke in opposition at the February council meeting. If this is the case, it is a sad commentary on the state of our representation on the Heights.



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