“Charles, glad you agree. And I'm encouraged you get it. The trick will be to do it right . . .”
“Good commentary. You can fool people, but you can never fool math.”
“This City Council majority has a history of ignoring consultants and experts (sic) advice, at the expense of the taxpayers . . . , looks like he’s just kickin' that old can down the road…”
“The analogy is interesting and I appreciate CM4RG actually talking about the elephant in the room in an intelligent way. But am I wrong? Didn't the author miss a very important issue as he . . .”
Agreement in the dirt and sun
His examples of egregious openings differ from mine; samples of both are paraphrased below. Our examples are easy to tell apart, but the important point is, how likely is the ensuing discussion to lead to solutions both parties can live with?
“Your side is only concerned with your pay and benefits, you won’t try to help the city or compromise, or . . ."
“You two (Mayor and Pro Tem) are destroying the city by the way you hate employees and want to lay everybody off . . . “
“Your union is filled with rogues who are criminals and they just try to intimidate . . .”
“You guys (same two) are trying to bankrupt the city and pave over the vernal pools and . . . so you can line your pockets/benefit your developer friends . . .”