page 23 -- (everyone should read this posting.
has a guest opinion from Paul Collacchi, who was mayor when the Smart Growth process was on-going and he discloses why the process failed.
Not mentioned by name are Jan Dolan, who was City Manager at the time, and who resigned (??) shortly there after to take over the City Manager's position in Scottsdale AZ., a much larger city with a huge appetite for growth; she had 4 ass't managers under her in that job, until she was fired a year or so ago.
Don de la Pena, was the planning director who signed off on the change orders, while not informing council or the public.
A pure example of staff work at it worst.