Quote Originally Posted by don Bustin View Post
Representatives would be the town’s informational/communications channel to their constituents (a few streets in their own neighborhoods) and as such would bring government closer to those it serves, maybe prompting more involvement.
How would replacing the direct participation of citizens in Town Meeting with representatives bring government closer to those it serves?

If I'm no longer able to speak at Town Meeting, but instead must rely on a representative to convey my views, in what way have I been brought closer to the process of government?