Does Oconee County Council really listen?
Oconee County Council holds regular listening sessions with its constituents. But does the council really listen? The challenger this year in District One, Edda Cammick, claims when she sits in the audience she detects “a bunch of blank stares.” But the man she seeks to unseat says it’s not so. And, for his part, incumbent Paul Corbeil says he spends lots of time taking the public’s temperature on the issues before council. Corbeil says that includes sitting down with some of his critics. Though they don’t always agree, Corbeil says, they are able to air things out.