Posted by Puzzled, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2006 at 4:56 pm
Fresh thinking can be refreshing, but you're not calling for a council that acts randomly or takes a course contrary to its stated goals, are you? In other words, if the goal is to attract more sales tax revenue to sustain city services, taking actions that discourage sales-tax generators would be "unpredictable" but also irrational.
It might be something like Kelly Fergusson's behavior: voting twice for the Derry project to build condominiums and commercial space in the center city near the transit corridors, and then backing the referendum to halt the project. That was unpredictable.