Well, I probably shouldn’t post on this for a couple days but I see people are coming by to look so what the heck. The thing is, this referendum is an emotional thing for some of us to begin with; and then to go to such a meeting it can take a little while to get things back into perspective.
By “such a meeting,” I mean one that has cheerleaders who can’t behave and people asking fake questions just so the answerers can try to manipulate the feelings of the skeptics in attendance. You know: an infomercial.
A few things got through the haze, mostly the ironic. Such as, having a question-and-answer session without many answers. Such as, having the neglect of your maintenance department revealed when you’re asking for two more big buildings. Such as, having $200,000 men telling the rest of us what we can afford. Such as, having an oversight committee of the same group that will be doing the building–fox! henhouse!–and BTW the same group of people who fought the impact fees that could have reduced the size of the mess we face now.
Such as, having a gung-ho group of volunteers who can call every voter in the district about the referendum but not to gather input on the plan to begin with.
Whether I think the plan itself has merit will have to wait for another day, I’m afraid.