How do you think local politics works?
I don't think my picture of local politics is adequate. I'm not ready to post on my civic engagement yesterday and today -- suffice to say it involves land use issues. And what, at the local level, does not?
Because again -- I should I think hat tip a Correntian for making this point, but I can't find the comment -- each level of government in our complicated Federal system has its own distinct reponsibility, and the responsibilities of the local level are all about land use. (That is why land titles are managed at the local level, or were, until MERS destroyed the land title system, but that is a time bomb for another day.)
Anyhow, I'm not sure what I think about the issue -- in contrast to the landfill or the East-West corridor -- so I'm not willing to go through my thoughts in detail, because they could be very wrong!
If you thought of local politics as a game, like one of those military games played on a map -- no, not Monopoly -- what would the rules be?
NOTE I started a long post on this, but I got lost in the weeds. Help!