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    Cyburbian Tom R's avatar
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    "Real" CM Credits

    Explaining why you have to treat all developers the came - 3 credits
    Facing an angry crowd about extending a stub street - 2 credits
    Explaining a subdivision to a commissioner who never opened his/her packet - 5 credits
    Explaining to you SO's parents what you do for a living - 7 credits

    More?
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    Defending yourself against news reports that say "Decision Made By Planners" instead of "Planning Commissioners". - 1 CM each occurrence
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Dealing with people who have nutty ideas and no clue how to implement them. - 3 credits

    Explaining to civil engineers the same thing over and over again. - 2 credits

    Dealing with lazy planners who refuse to do their jobs and don't ever seem to get fired - 4 credits
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    AIB^^^^

    Being a lazy planner who doesn't do their job and doesn't seem to get fired. 3 credits

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    Meeting with patriarch of long-time family/town founder to tell him his property needs to be brought up to the current code to rent it to someone to do car sales/contractor storage/equipment rental. 4 credits
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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
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    hmmm.....

    Explaining to the City Manager why you cited a politically connected citizen for horrific zoning violations. 2 points

    Having to defend your recommendation to the City Manager at the public hearing after not hearing one word of concern for over a week prior. 6 points
    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
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    Trying to legititmately (i.e. seriously) answer a developer's/citizen's/business owners'/school district representative's/Council member's question of how they can get around the ordinance requirement for Project X.

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    Trying to explain to your supervisor that their idea is nuts--5 CW
    Having to listen to the unethical ramblings of a politican as they try to tell you that its ok to meet with the develper during a zoning case.----10 CW
    Listening to a citizen yell about the development behind their house which is owned by someone else, but they aren't allowed to cut down any trees,it will ruin the citizens property and destroy their view.----10CW
    Being called a socialist or communist --3 CW
    Having someone threaten to sue you for something the Planning Commission did--3 CW
    Learning how to resist telling these people above to go F*&K themselves---20CW

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    Biting your tongue when the urge to tell somebody/anybody that will listen that a proposed bike lane is not the same thing as and shouldn't be called the greenway. 8 CM

    New scale
    1.5 CM for issue / situation that can be quickly resolved or ignored.
    3 CM if you have to repeat your self or read from the Code Book to make your point.
    8 CM leaves a bad taste in your mouth / hot under the collar all day long.
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    Cyburbian TexanOkie's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    New scale
    1.5 CM for issue / situation that can be quickly resolved or ignored.
    3 CM if you have to repeat your self or read from the Code Book to make your point.
    8 CM leaves a bad taste in your mouth / hot under the collar all day long.
    This is good. Game over.

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    Cyburbian Joe Iliff's avatar
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    This makes me think of an "I'd be rich if I had a nickel for every time . . . " thread.

    0.42 CM Explaining that the front setback is not measured from the curb or edge of pavement.
    0.58 CM Explaining why the "road" is wider than the distance between the curbs/edges of pavement.
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    Imposing the jerk tax - 5 CM and 1 ethics

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    1 CM for being questioned about collusion and under handing dealing with your legal council during a public meeting by a Board member.

    1 CM for talking said Board member down without throwing anybody under the bus.
    The cookies are worth the drive

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
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    Another.....

    Having to listen to an elected official call you a socialist for YEARS and accuse you of social engineering....only to see him return as a citizen not interested in connecting his neighborhood with a secondary point of access that has been needed since day one, because those "drugies" next door could drive through to his streets! 16 credits
    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R View post
    Facing an angry crowd about extending a stub street - 2 credits
    I think I got extra credit on this one where the first developer had to build a stub with a substantial bridge over the local creek. "Oh yeah, your realtor was totally legit when he told you the road would never be connected onto the new site. That $$$ bridge is purely decorative, you know how the developers throw around money."


    Explaining to architects that a roundabout is more than a circle drawn around their coffee cup - 2 CM

    Explaining to developers that they can't have signals every 300', and the only reason they have the median opening in the first place is they developed before 2002 - 4 CM

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