Quote Originally Posted by DHBernstein View Post
The provision of on-site child care has repeatedly been proposed as a way to improve Town Meeting attendance. This would be more practical if Town Meeting were held on weekend afternoons.

This seems like a nice idea, but you can see where it breaks down pretty quickly - parents don't like to keep young kids out until 10:30pm (or 11:30 or midnight...) on any night of the week, much less school nights.

Weekend afternoons are difficult for families who want to spend their weekends together, and who have days full of activities.

If we truly want broader participation, I think the best solutions are going to involve shortening Town Meeting overall and/or enabling remote participation.