Good morning, all. In 34 days, we’re going to pick a new mayor, new city councilmembers, and a bunch of other leaders to head up our city.
Usually this is how elections go: We listen to a bunch of ideas from candidates, pick the ones we like best, and vote that person into office. But is this really the best way to choose our city’s leaders?
Evergrey reader Bo Zhang doesn’t think so. In fact, she makes the case that because Seattle’s changing so fast, we should be electing leaders based on how good they are at learning and editing their work as they go.
“Seattle is changing fast and with more complexity. It feels impossible to definitively say that one candidate, based on their policy positions, has all the answers,” Bo writes. “If we spent more time in election cycles talking about how to be wrong, and not only how to be right, could we reach our objectives more smoothly?”