Letter: Rational problem-solving misplaced

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There’s a dimension of the latest article by BDN reporter Valerie Royzman that was circuitously addressed by her, nor by the editorial that adopted its publication.

As somebody who has been caught up on the town rhetoric and anger, my expertise has been that when legal professionals soar into metropolis discussions, the flexibility to calmly and rationally talk about points is misplaced. The authorized system, which is by design adversarial, creates an setting that forces residents to decide on sides, thus shedding the advantage of nuanced and insightful dialogue.

In my explicit expertise in coping with a land challenge with the town of Outdated City, I discovered that early on most metropolis council members and the town supervisor understood that there was the opportunity of negotiation that will profit everybody. We have been centered on what was proper greater than what could be judged as authorized.