It's great to see that a local citizens group has made the commitment to having an "observer" at all Danville City Commission meetings and that the group - Citizens for Good Government-Danvlle/Boyle County - is committed to making its views known on the various issues facing the commission.
Such citizen involvement in local government is sorely lacking. For many years, our reporters have noticed the lack of public attendance at government meetings except on those rare occasions when some momentous issue is on the agenda.
Most of the time city and county elected officials conduct their business in front of a reporter or two from local media, a few department heads and those few residents who have a personal interest in a particular item to be discussed.
What is really needed is greater attendance at meetings by the public at large. Kentucky has a wonderful open meetings law that, with a few rare exceptions, requires local government officials to both discuss and vote on issues in a public forum.