City council meetings and public hearings have one purpose. Both meetings provide lip service as to what politicians propose to do. If anyone thinks that attending these meetings and giving input will make a difference, they are living in fantasy land. Public hearings are held because that's the law. Public hearings are held to hear comments from the public, but the public is not heard, even if they're right. Everything has already been decided out of earshot of the public.
Most politicians have huge egos and believe beyond a doubt that their ideas are so dazzling, there can be no other way. Some believe they have joined the ranks of royalty. Their arrogance is blatant.
A former Hooper city councilman in district one, having an extreme lack of decency and with the help of a common sense-deprived mayor and six puppets, ignored protests and petitons while following his agenda aimed at increasing his personal wealth and ego. He forced an item on Hooper's midsection by deception and theft of freedoms and deprevation of votes by the people. Liberty ends where force begins.
Once upon a time, Hooper was a town that took care of its own, until disfunctional politicans took control.
There's no way to right the wrongs thrust upon us by these inflicters of indignation. We voters are slowly weeding-out the culprits and their gross incompetence. But, our quality of life will never be the same in Hooper.