Public hearings can be a frustrating experience for Strong Towns advocates who want to see their city become more resilient but can't seem to break through the bureaucratic gridlock. Every meeting is different—and yet every meeting is the same. Like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, you can predict what everyone’s going to say before they even step up to the mic.
So let’s break that worn-out mold. Here are a few ideas to make you a more effective—and more interesting—public hearing participant.