One of the things I’ve always appreciated about local politics is that the issues we deal with are non-partisan, and more often than not don’t lend themselves readily to being characterized as “liberal” or “conservative”. And Locally Grown has always been dedicated to the discussion of local issues.
- Is our new rental ordinance liberal or conservative?
- Is the pressure to have or not have a municipal liquor store either liberal or conservative?
- Is Northfield’s capital improvement plan liberal or conservative?
- Is our annexation deal with Greenvale township liberal or conservative?
You get my drift.
I understand why partisanship is prominent in our discussion threads about the election and national political issues; I just don’t think it’s particularly accurate or helpful to throw these terms around in other discussions.
Since Locally Grown in particular is defined not just by posts written by the Triumvirate, but also by the personalities of the regular commentors, if most of those commentors lean to the left, Locally Grown may appear that way. But since these things seem to come and go in waves of participation, LG could just as easily appear conservative a few months from now.
What evidence is there that LG is a liberal blog? And where’s the “conservative blog” in town? I want to follow that one too.