Patrick McDonnell8 months ago
Oh man, there's so many reasons why I left. Harsh top-down structure, bad leadership, extremely long processes, entrenchment, low morale, jaded mindsets it was just not a conductive environment for creativity and a lot of the stuff I was prosing was getting shot down. It just wasn't a good fit for me.
Now all my projects are self-directed and based on city problems that my friends and I have experienced and want to solve. I'm not fulfilling my responsibilities as a planner because I see it as my job, I'm fulfilling them because I see it as my role in the community.
I think city officials can definitely follow this model that I'm operating. But I'm not going to wait around and hope that they try it out because there's just way too much red tape. Instead, I'm just going to go out and do it and make it a standard.