A small group of determined Luzerne County residents faithfully attend nearly every county council meeting. These men and women act as watchdogs and critics, yet their counsel to council typically receives little media attention. The Independent Gazette believes that their insights and suggestions merit wider exposure. We present a few of these individuals this month, in their own words, spoken during the public comments period the night of the FY2014 county budget approval meeting on December 10, 2013.

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