As for me, I kept alive my current streak of not attending HCGP meetings: four consecutive months. This new habit of non-participation has resulted in a considerably less stressful existence. Green activity used to feed my soul, even when differences of opinion on strategy or tactics occasionally grew rancorous; now the environment has grown toxic, driving away more old hands than just Yours Truly.
Instead, I got to see real democracy in action.
Last week, Kayleen was perusing our local NextDoor site, and she told me of an upcoming neighborhood meeting called by District D City Councilmember Dwight Boykins at The Address, a sports bar recently opened near Highway 288 and Old Spanish Trail (US-90A). So I went.