Messing with things that already work for you is always a bad thing. What ever pathology is going on here to want to cause these airport boosters to use such consistently bad judgment needs to be exposed.
It’s gotten to be even worse than them just being sincere about their holding of a number of dumb ideas. Picking Gordon to write the opposition response is classic cynicism, and you can see Rogers’ fingerprints all over the scheme. This is where you can just feel the bad faith floating out of all of those secret closed sessions.
Besides being able to turn it into an instant election issue against him in next spring’s runoff, the hope of the majority here is that Gordon will end up writing some kind of rant about the United Nations plotting against Patrick Henry and Area 51, or whatever the latest worry is. They want to turn airport opposition into another weak “Oh Dr. Gordon!” issue, and the fact that they have no legal right to “designate” who writes what ballot argument for the paperwork makes no difference to them.
Anyone can see what’s going on here with this crowd, and for what purpose? Better Yelp?
What other goal is there but consumer satisfaction? What else are they working from?