Democracy in Action – Observation nr 20

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“Cannot something be done about the cycling through the fountain? Even grown-ups do it and it is ruination!”  “What are we talking about, the square is only for pedestrians .”  “Oh well, this is Holland you know, cycling is not allowed but we tolerate it.”  “Would it be a good idea to put up some of those little bicycle stands?”

The Board promises to discuss  the issues with the City Council – all except the last one, because that belongs in the sphere of the (commitees of) house-owners.

Square Council – sometimes it is chaotisch and often it is comical, but that is how democracy works. There are worse forms of rule.
9 December 2012,  Frits Hoorweg