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Transplant interested in community politics

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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby The Watcher » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:10 am

Why does one have to choose sides?

Why is always you're either for or against?

How about a balanced approach?

Isn't that the objective?
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby MyUserName » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:35 pm

I agree with you, Watcher, it should be a balanced approach. Unfortunately in this nation it appears one is either Left of center or Right of center, Pro growth, No growth. One believes in Progressivism, Classic liberalism or Conservatism. Too many Darn ism's! A balanced grasp on our many issues would be a breath of fresh air.
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Re: Transplant interested in community politics

Postby Sadie » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:11 am

It is not a matter of picking sides. It is about your goals for the city and how to achieve them. To pass anything as a councilmember you need to have others vote with you. Having an independent voice is a laudable position, but will not amount to anything without others embracing your ideas.

Anyone running should have meetings with each of the sitting councilmembers to explore and understand each other, that way you can determine how you can get things done, and with who. This can also win their endorsement in the race for a seat.

Thank you for considering a run for city council to make Petaluma a better place.
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