Ban Is Off The Mark – The City Council should reconsider its move to prohibit electronic devices from Chambers

September 30, 2010

We urge the city council to reconsider its effort to ban electronic devices from the city council chamber.

It is an ill-advised measure that is sure to show the council in a negative light should it do so.

The effort is to stop the use by councillors of cell-phones and lap top computers during council meetings.

Banning or otherwise limiting information inside the council chamber is a bad precedent to set.

The free flow of information is what keeps the council on its toes and up to date, to the moment.

Above all, residents of this city want an informed council that is up to the minute in its understanding of all the issues.

With nearly the entire world on-line, the Revere city council wants to go in a different direction.

We hope the council reconsiders this initiative.

It is in the best interests of everyone involved if it does.

Search the Journal

Full Print Edition

Get Adobe Flash player