It is important for all of the proponents of a city to work
together to promote a coordinated plan, so that the upcoming legislature will
see a consensus among the community.
We would love to have open meetings throughout the community in which the various proposals can be presented. We think that would provide great value to the community, and would help identify how the people in the community would like to proceed. That has been proposed by neighborhood associations recently, but the Lakeside organization has declined to participate.
And it’s unfortunate that some of the politicians and political operatives involved in this effort have taken a “my way or the highway” approach. That reeks somewhat of the Washington morass which none of us like.
An open discussion in which people are actually allowed to speak and ask questions is so much better than all of those meetings in which questions must be written in advance, and the moderator chooses which one to address. Let's let the community talk about THEIR issues; not the issues of the organizers.
Let's have a real open discussion!