I understand the tendency to focus on what was wrong with the previous charter revision attempt. What would be really great right now, would be a constructive dialog with the residents and businesses of this City to focus on fixing what appears to be broken.
No business likes to put together a plan for a development only to have the neighborhood come out in force against it. Neighborhoods really, really want to have new development that is in keeping with their vision and with positives that outweigh any potential negatives. They are tired of coming late to the party.
If the Chamber’s real motive behind eight years of lobbying for a four-year term is about planning, then there should be an opportunity for everyone to agree that that is the goal and to explore solutions that get to the heart of the problem.
Hopefully, now that the election is over, and well before the next one, the folks that were planning on teeing up a second CRC will come at this with fresh eyes and greater community involvement.
Let’s make it a win-win for everyone!
- Deb Goldstein