Would the council be less predictable, please
Original post made by Politics on my mind, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Oct 21, 2006
If there is one thing that characterizes a healthy democracy, it is the confounding of constituent expectations by legislators taking positions that go against type.
The majority on this council has been predictable to a fault. This is what is so vexing.
They campaigned as a slate, they voted as a slate. Is this what we want for the next four years now that a new slate is running for office? New slate, same as the old slate?
I hope to see some fresh minds on the council. And I will go out on a limb here and hope that the elected will use their minds in fresh ways.