Adding people to a top-heavy structure would be an exercise in nonsense. However, the Sept. 6 meeting of the county Assembly of Delegates offered possibilities (“Proposal to restructure county government moves forward,” Sept. 8, Page A3).
Chatham delegate Ron Bergstrom thought that five districts, representing different parts of Cape Cod, were a possibility for the commissioners. Why not the assembly, then? Cape Cod regional interests need to supersede town loyalties. How many people have to speak out to get leaders to listen?
Could the special commission led by former state Sens. Rob O’Leary and Henri Rauschenbach have gotten the goal right several years ago? Gridlock is dangerous in times when our issues of water, housing, transportation, etc., are so great and so regional.
More windbags are not the answer. John Ohman offered the single vote against the plan to increase the number of commissioners. Good work. Barnstable delegate Patrick Princi and his plan were not a part of the discussion; why not?