"At the September 23, 2019 Reimagining Our Westmoreland meeting we spent sometime exploring the gray areas of regional cooperation.
While public officials at every level appreciate the benefits of intergovernmental cooperation, how it plays for them and their community depends on the various features of the proposal. Unfortunately, when it comes to entering into intergovernmental agreements, a yes or no vote is the only option. What if we could examine ideas and express our response on a range from "wholly endorsing" to "I would work against"? It would generate a lot more conversation, and that is what we set out to do.
At the September 23 meeting, we explored 4 hypothetical scenarios (made up by the facilitator) and asked participants to rate their approval on a range of responses. This was to generate some conversation. The tabulation is in. We will continue to hone in on opportunities at the November 7, meeting.