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By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan: Big Questions
Aug 27, 2015 2:40 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 878

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will be discussing the draft of the Transportation Element at their September 8th meeting and part of their October 20th meeting.... More
Recreating the Planning and Transportation Commission: Part 2: Credibility and Confidence
Aug 23, 2015 9:56 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 773

The credibility of the Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) involves its relationship to three groups: (1) the City Council which appoints it and to which... More
Replacing the defunct Planning and Transportation Commission: Part 1: Cronyism and Corruption
Aug 18, 2015 1:09 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 1,213

In a move that was long in coming, but that still managed to surprise, the members of the Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) abandoned the pretense and... More
143 important decisions in 150 minutes by a 20-member committee
Aug 5, 2015 12:57 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 1,021

The anticipated blistering pace of decision-making by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on the Comprehensive Plan update will be enabled by City Hall not giving... More
The Remedy to Inadequate Citizen Input? More of the same
Jul 31, 2015 2:48 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,431

City Hall is inviting citizen input on the section of the Comprehensive Plan up for review this month. The current attempt is the result of City Council's dissatisfaction... More
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