Does more engagement mean better engagement?

I came across this Arlnow article about how better and more inclusive public is needed. But I really question this. The real issue is not more engagement but whether the County actually listens to any of the input at all, especially if it doesn't already match their predetermined outcomes. The answer from a growing number of people across the County is that and the do not listen to any input and cherry pick input that already mirrors what they intend to do with the project. Efforts to include broader input is not better if it will just waste even more people's time with being ignored. We need to get real leaders who are willing to hire a real who is respectful of residents and their input.
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