On Monday, August 21st the Robins Regional Chamber addressed the Warner Robins City Council on the issues of the city administrator and the general lack of public input in decision-making. Chamber Board Chairman Michael Chalmers opened up the presentation by sharing the Chamber’s mission and how the organization has addressed some of the issues council is facing in recent years.
CHALMERS: “The mission of the Robins Regional Chamber is to promote the business interest of our members through advocacy, building partnership and education. Representing nearly 800 businesses in and around Warner Robins, the manner in which the City of Warner Robins does business is vitally important to our members as businesses and residents of the city.”
BRAGG: “Representative democracy can only work when citizens are well informed and actively engaged in voting and other civic activity. Yet voting and many other forms of civic participation are in decline across the country today. But why?
….That said, it must not be forgotten that the involvement of citizens in the political process is an essential part of democracy; and to that point, the Robins Regional Chamber Board of Directors is requesting for mayor and council to solicit opinions from the citizens on the form of government for our City – whether that be in the form of our current structure, the creation of a city administrator or other more formal structural changes.”
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