The purpose of local government and public hearings is to give all tax-paying citizens a chance to voice their opinions and concerns.
Recently, Grayson County held a public hearing to receive comments on a controversial proposed trash collection fee.
More than 40 people packed the board room, and 21 of them stepped to the podium to express their problems with the fee.
While some ideas were far-fetched — such as raising the tax levy even more and removing the fee all together — others were valid.
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