Shigley writes, "'The public process is completely out of control. The public is completely berserk,' he [Duany] opined.
Only a few weeks ago, I had a e-mail exchange with one of California's leading land use lawyers in which both of us lamented Californians' fixation with process. We don't seem to give a damn about the final outcome as long as the process complies with all the rules. Of course, a key component of the process is public input."
Duany describes a process used in Australia that may help.