OPC: September 19, 2011 Regular Meeting Agenda

The agenda is here.

Two major items, both deliberations: 2012 Capital Facilities Plan and Shoreline Master Program. Most of the latter will be voting on the issues (setbacks) that were not consensual at previous SMP Subcommittee meetings. With regard to the former, if last year’s experience is any guide, the commission will collectively draft a letter to the city council that containing its concerns and comments about the comprehensive plan’s implications on the draft CFP.

Here I could editorialize on the sensibility of eleven people drafting one document together at a public meeting. I could express my regrets that the Declaration of Independence fell short because it failed to enlist the entire Continental Congress in its drafting phase.  I could write about how doing so is a good way to grind the prescient thoughts that individuals offer, into a consensual molasses with which no one disagrees. I could even write about my general thoughts on the virtual tyranny of consensus. But I won’t.

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