Political Issues: Highly Partisan or Ideological Councilmembers

Examples of Behavior:

  • Community members or elected officials are so committed to their principles and beliefs that they feel justified in using a win-at-all-costs approach.
  • Some local governments which have usually worked to solve practical, local issues in a non-partisan way (think streets, sewers, sidewalks, police, fire, etc.), are now experiencing partisan agendas and the involvement of political parties in local elections.

Highly partisan councilmembers may spend more time emphasizing a system of beliefs or playing to a constituent base than they do in working constructively on local issues.

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