Remember local control? We NH folk used to be in favor of it. A couple of excitable state representatives NOT from Concord decided that local control was for ....NOT them the other night at a Concord City Hall meeting. This picture shows Rep. George Lambert (short guy in far right (!) corner with red tie) and next to him, Rep. JR Hoell, the taller one with the blue blazer, peering over the shoulders of the Concord City Councilors.
Lambert is from Litchfield. Hoell is from Dunbarton. Neither of them represent the City of Concord.
This was an open meeting, and the Council was gracious enough to hear a great deal of testimony from people who aren't from Concord. Other state reps said their piece and went back to their seats. Not these two. They hovered, desperate to hijack the hearing.
Hoell was updating his Facebook page while hovering. An excerpt:
Local control be damned, Concord! State Rep. JR Hoell (from Dunbarton) thinks you have issues, and you need to replace your City Council! Who needs local control when you've got Hoell?