Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss
Because I have a lifetime of accumulated knowledge and experience with these issues. Such a radical proposition, thinking knowledge and experience provides me a credible opinion. Shame on me.
The problem is you are trying to predict something based on precedence and logic. While that might work for accounting models, we are talking local politics. Logic often doesn't come to play - instead it's a combination of local issues, opinions and personality. Unless you have experience with those
things your other experience is pretty irrelevant. Not totally, mind you - but not as valuable as you would like to think.
No, not "my jurisdiction." You just invented that idea entirely out of whole cloth, along with everything else.
Did I? Again, how familiar are you with local Palo Alto politics? The history of similar decisions and the current politicians on the town council? Their views and how they have acted in the past?
I'd suppose that you have a vocation in which you have some "clear superiority" in knowledge and experience, one which you'd defend under similar circumstances. Or maybe not. Maybe you're the jack of all trades and the master of none.
Nice attempt to sidestep while appearing superior. Years of Internet "debating" have served you well.