But, instead of addressing this more pressing concern, the council has chosen to seal itself off from the public. This is just an extension of the trend for the rich to seal themselves off in gated communities as the gap between the rich and the desperate gets wider and wider. In fact, isolating themselves from the public makes the situation even worse and is certainly no solution for public servants. Dealing with the real issues and inviting public discourse to solve these problems is what makes democracy work. Let's talk about the real issues and concerns in Harford County and elsewhere in Maryland, rather then hiding behind invisible walls.