Conor Dougherty

Conor Dougherty

@ConorDougherty

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Author Golden Gates/scribbler for The New York Times. Also: #SkateTwitter enthusiast and @CandaceJackson superfan. conor.dougherty@nytimes.com. DMs open.

Oakland, CA
Joined on January 16, 2010
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Lafayette city council going off. https://t.co/zVxRtgcfJG

Lafayette city council going off. https://t.co/zVxRtgcfJG

Public commenter begins by telling the council members who are here listening to comment at 11:49 that she sent them a 30 page treatise on the project that morning and hopes they will read it soon.

There's no way this concludes tonight.

Shocking though it may seem, I actually have heard children will "burn to a crisp" before, so that last one was a double entry.

I'm like a birder for public meetings, and I finally nabbed this rare, rare species.

Finally, a meeting where someone says, in essence, "I'm against this because we need more luxury condos."

Let it sink in that public comment won't end until tomorrow.

I can peg a yes or no in under 3 seconds.

I've never met or spoken to him, but having watched Mike Anderson for years, the man is an exemplary public servant and can really run a meeting. He has to endure where he has to endure, but he keeps it going, keeps the debate smart, etc.

When I was chatting with him for my book @ryanavent postulated that smartphones have probably made public comment more bearable/accessible because you can goof around while waiting for your chance to talk. Zoom queues seem to have taken this up a notch. Raise your hand and chill.

Reads lineup of queued public comments and ends "Sonja Trauss and 42 others."

Somebody needs to do another book on how so many expats from the commonwealth ended up in Lafayette.

My big takeaway from tonight is wow there are a lot of Yeses showing up – from high school kids to elderly folks – and it was nothing but Nos for years. This Yes is a longtime Lafayette resident who talked about residential segregation. Not the stereotypical YIMBY. https://t.co/uhvhi487Qj

My big takeaway from tonight is wow there are a lot of Yeses showing up – from high school kids to elderly folks – and it was nothing but Nos for years. This Yes is a longtime Lafayette resident who talked about residential segregation. Not the stereotypical YIMBY. https://t.co/uhvhi487Qj

While we're here, huge thanks to @LAHepler for helping me go through 6,000+ pages of the administrative record on this project.

Quoted @ProfSchleich

This @EvanMast2 paper shows that, as theory predicted, cities with districted city council elections permit less new housing than cities with at-large city council election, matching @msgHankinson and @asyamagazinnik's findings, https://t.co/0XmxT25BVm

Torn here. On the one hand, the district fief style of government has lots of problems, housing notably. On the other, very hard to imagine cities having anything besides less diverse representation, radically and ideologically, w/out district elections. https://t.co/sO9zf6rvnj

If anyone is interested in watching public comment at a suburban city council meeting, i.e. the main way that a majority of Americans experience democracy, it's on now: https://t.co/RCqZD2i0ZN

Here we go. Public comment yo.

Mandatory humblebrag: The last time I Tweeted this story, this happened. https://t.co/bSJaQtUtaY

Mandatory humblebrag: The last time I Tweeted this story, this happened. https://t.co/bSJaQtUtaY

In 2015 I started following one of the wildest housing fights I've seen. It has encompassed two projects, two lawsuits, an election, and a city manager who resigned in protest. It could be decided tonight, and here's a book excerpt to catch you up: https://t.co/ICpxJpmMkl

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