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Old 02-17-2018, 11:26 AM   #726
DanaC
We have to go back, Kate!
 
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It's often the way. I know I found that out when I was a councillor. There's nothing like working with 'the enemy' on a shared goal and responsibility to make you question your certitude.

Local politics (probably national as well come to that) is funny in that way. On the one hand you have the elections and the council meetings that tend to be very party focused, while on the other hand, you find yourself on various committees where the accepted norm is you try to leave the party politics at the door as you walk in - because now it's about the nuts and bolts of providing various services and achieving various small goals - and then meta-narratives aren't really very helpful. At that point, you're really just a group of people grappling with a practical issue.
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