Listening to the many speakers, it struck me that people on differing sides of land use issues have much more in common than one might think. If Rep. Bishop’s plan works out, it might in fact be a situation in which, if compromise prevails and ideology doesn’t, everybody wins something and nobody gets everything they want.
Unfortunately, the two congressmen did not present any information about the plan upfront, and save for one question from the floor, we all would have gone home knowing no more about Rep. Bishop’s plan than we did going in. If they had, we could have spent the evening focusing on the plan rather than simply venting. That would have made the evening far more worthwhile.