Welcome! I will post here about my approach to municipal politics, the values that are foundational to that approach, and some ideas for what that might look like in Brighton. All of my posts here are my own reflections on issues or events, and interpretations of the processes and structures that shape our municipal government. My goal here is to empower my readers to engage in local government by giving them relevant information, with links to authoritative sources. I am not an authoritative source: I do not speak on behalf of the municipality (that’s the Mayor’s job), and my interpretation of a law or policy is my own. Even so, I hope that my posts here can help make the system more understandable and easily accessible, so that you can get better use of it. If you see me here commenting on matters that are confidential, still before Council, or in ways that misrepresent a matter, please drop me a line and I will quickly change it; my goal is to counter misinformation, not add to it!