Comment 73993

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2012 at 13:14:15 in reply to Comment 73960

The problem is not that citizens are not trying to be engaged. The problem is that our institutional leaders summarily ignore citizen engagement when making their decisions, and can only be persuaded to change their minds in the face of a large public outcry they cannot ignore.

Tomorrow's Spec will be carrying that aforementioned '8-ball' piece, and I'm hoping that it might add to the groundswell that needs to be created towards changing how things are done when it's our money at play.

It's similarly unfair to those people now engaging in heroic last-ditch efforts to forestall a bad decision made behind closed doors (and based on site considerations that have still not been made public) to suggest that they left things too late or they're doing it wrong.

I agree entirely. At the same time, I long for better context and perspective in the mix.

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