Q: What is driving our current GPU process.
Here are some links to Sohum Parlance threads where I and others (many others at first, later only Cookie and I) were commenting on the General Plan Update in general and often the Guiding Principles in particular. The first link is very interesting as many of the most influential people in the process weighed in including Peter Childs, Bonnie Blackberry and Dan Taranto of the §1500 group.
Sohum Parlance Links which included Guiding Principle comments.
- June 3rd – “Northcoast Environmental Center on the GPU Guiding Principles” Thread
- June 11th – “Online Petition to the Board of Supervisors“
- July 17th – “Pathetic!“
This is the comment in the Pathetic! thread where Cookie and I started to make an attempt to go through an analysis of each Guiding Principle, one by one. It was really a useful exercise and I recommend everyone interested to do the same. Take a copy of the new and old Guiding Principle and ask yourself why make these changes? The answers you come up with will be as good as any offered by the Board, btw, because they haven’t offered any except Supervisor Fennell’s declaration that her and Supervisor Bohn’s rewrite was a fair representation of the introduction to the chapter on the Guiding Principles.
I think this one comment, made by “Jane”, back in April 2012 was so insightful given what has happened in Summer 2013 that it is worth a special link.
Estelle, like most politicians without extensive actual experience, can always adopt the feel-good friendly-to-transparency point of view. Those of us who have worked with Estelle in other organizations know this is not always how she manages her own workload.
Remember. This was written a year plus before Supervisor Fennell worked with the most conservative member of the BOS (as a Democrat mind you) to rewrite the Guiding Principles that had been worked on extensively and with substantial effort at inclusiveness.
More on that post title later.