In the CA meetings I attended so far, there were not so many people. However, a little pond called “Dannon Garth Pond” invited more than 30 people. The residents’ speak-out took more than one hour.
I believe one key element leading to this huge crowd is the lack of effective communication between staff and residents. Residents are busy and difficult to reach. Staff are busy. Contractors working on the field sometimes did lousy job to communicate with the residents affected. Then residents were not satisfied and came out speaking loudly.