Wednesday, August 02, 2006

What are these people talking about???

Some video of the Neighborhood Planning Process (hereinafter referred to as 'NPP') seems to suggest that the most important issue facing the city's land use planning requires hours of urban planning experts to speak at length about meetings and meetings about meetings. Heaven forbid that a term of art be used, like 'dwelling units per acre' or 'floor to area ratio'. How about 'minimum lot lines' or 'mandatory setbacks'.

The purpose of having meetings facilitated is to mediate differences. These tapes show facilitators without conflict. With all of this psychobabble of 'inclusiveness' who is the enemy?Are we going to negotiate with flooded houses like some sort of family intervention?

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