"well you need one of those too"
This is about martial arts and my own personal development, which may be of interest to you if you're curious about who I am and my thought processes.
At the last Special Open Board Meeting (May 6), we debated the revenue-generating proposals with the intention to let staff know whether they can include the revenue in the budget.
There's a perception that trustees make decisions in the board room in isolation; we only read reports and see spreadsheets, and if only we knew how important such and such a thing were (or if only we cared) we would make decisions that aligned with the results they're asking for.
I'm diverging a bit on politics because I had some really insightful conversations and experiences recently in a place I didn't expect such insight – the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium.