Okay, first off, this isn't to rehash the whole Kenai Borough buffer-zone decision.
What I wanted to get out here after reading the above article about the Kenai Borough assembly devolving at times into the type of debate and decorum that clearly goes against "accepted norms of behavior" in legislative bodies ... and the subsequent mention of Chapter 13 of Mason's Legislative manual ... is that we can all learn from this I believe in how best to interact and debate issues here on this forum.
To be sure there are some personal differences among some members here that too often tend to detract from good debate and cause threads to be shut down. We aren't making laws here, but still, it's really so similar to what happened to the Kenai borough assembly during that contentious debate.
We're all adults. Maybe it's time we let past grievances and disagreements go ... keep it about the topic at hand, cease the pushing buttons and stuff like that. Just a thought I had after reading the piece in the Clarion.