We looked inside some of the tweets by @ConorDougherty and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Lafayette city council going off. https://t.co/zVxRtgcfJG
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.
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.
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
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