As a firefighter who attended the Utah Fire Caucus luncheon for legislators, discussed in "No such thing as a free lunch? Tell Utah legislators" (Tribune, Feb. 18), I bring perspective to the discussion about access to legislators.
The caucus is made of legislators (not firefighters) who care enough about Utah citizens and communities to get together with constituents who are firefighters (not lobbyists) to dialogue about proposed legislation that affects the safety of the communities they serve. That is the essence of our representative government.
Having conversations with people from your district who understand issues flows from the responsibility to be informed. Anyone is nuts who thinks salad and dry chicken have any influence beyond keeping legislators from passing out from hypoglycemia.