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Chelsea councilsucceeds in shutting down discussion

The Editor,

We are a group of citizens from Chelsea who are interested in participating in discussions about the development of the municipality in which we reside. We would like to make positive contributions to the discussions around important development projects that affect us directly. How can we do that when we are not allowed access to the council?

At its most recent meeting, Chelsea council chose to limit questions during the question period. How, in a time of unprecedented growth in the municipality [and] when we cannot meet our council in-person due to COVID-19 restrictions, can they restrict the little access that we have to our mayor and councillors?

When several residents attending the Zoom council meeting on Feb. 2 submitted more than one question for the question period, they received an email specifying that, as p