letters | an eye to reforming governor’s council

Public input must not be shut out of the process

Regarding the paired Sept. 10 editorials “Stop electing court clerks” and “. . . and nix the Governor’s Council, too”: Maybe it is time we look at all government offices and positions that could be changed, reduced, combined, or eliminated. Maybe it is time to hire an independent firm to do an evaluation.

Do we really need a lieutenant governor? With a part-time Legislature, do we really need this many senators and representatives?

The Governor’s Council has given a voice to the people on important judicial nominations. If we do replace it with legislative oversight, it will be important to maintain this public input.

Peter G. Hill