What’s that thing that it says these days at the top of the Washington Post? Oh, right: Democracy dies in darkness. That’s not just the case in Washington, but in our own neck of the woods as well. To that end, do drop in on your twice-a-month Bucks County Commissioners meetings. What do the County Commissioners do at these? Well, they govern. Here it is in their own words:
The Bucks County Board of Commissioners is composed of 3 commissioners elected to 4-year terms, 2 from the majority party, 1 from the minority party. The commissioners are responsible for the adoption and administration of the county operating budget ($469 million in 2021) and oversight of almost 2,400 full-time employees, one of the largest workforces in the county.
And what they touch on in these meetings involves everything from police and emergency services to elections and beyond. And your voice and presence has a role to play there, if you’re a Bucks resident.
The Board will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court St., in Doylestown. The meeting will be broadcast at facebook.com/BucksCountyGovt. Future meetings will be on Aug. 18, Sept. 1, Sept. 15, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.