[NLC] More sloppy staff work on Envision Eugene
matthews at artifice.com
Sun Feb 27 20:54:48 PST 2011
Dear Sarah et al.,
I honor the time and effort that some dedicated neighborhood leaders and sustainability advocates, along with staff and lobbyists, contributed to the ad-hoc "triple bottom line assessment" process on an earlier Saturday.
Despite that participation, the various groups working on sections were far from being representative overall of a full spectrum of community interests. One or more groups, in fact, were notably not balanced at all.
With no discredit on any of the participants, the "triple bottom line assessment" output document reads more like the transcript of a brainstorming session, than anything right and ready to be a basis for plan evaluation and decision making.
It contains many good thoughts and ideas, mixed with raw mythology, salted with guesswork, and peppered with holes.
Understood as an ad-hoc brainstorm, it should be a useful building block toward something eventually substantive and inclusive
Taking the assessment, as-is, as something substantive now would be what is known as 'violence to the facts', as Paul has begun to point out (below, etc.).
That can be readily avoided, to the collective benefit of all our community, if the utility of the current document is framed appropriately.
with best wishes,
Friends of Eugene
On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 20:28:05 -0800, Paul Conte wrote:
> If you can stand it, here's another example of incredibly sloppy
> staff work, this piece from the so-called "Triple Bottom Line"
> assessment of (a few of) the City Manager's "draft recommendations"
> to City Council.
> How the City Manager can allow such rubbish to be presented is beyond
> my comprehension.
> -- Paul
>> Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 20:23:11 -0800
>> To: Sarah Medary
>> From: Paul Conte <pconte at picante-soft.com>
>> Subject: Comments re summary of TBL Group 4
>> Hi Sarah,
>> See attached.
>> I don't know which staff member produced this, but ... sorry ...
>> it's just one more example of incredibly sloppy work.
>> I hope you don't intend to present this to Council as credible
>> "analysis" they should take into account in their deliberations on
>> -- Paul
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