Make it easier to be part of the process for people who don't care to be active on either party or movement du jour. It will open the door to people who put country, state and city above political parties or single-issue passions. You would find dozens who will jump at the opportunity to serve their community.
As I see the current system, you have to be active in one of the parties and adopt their national platform to gain their political machine's support to win even non-partisan local positions. I wish I knew how to get this accomplished, but a meeting of like-minded individuals is a good start.
-- RUBEN PERALTA, Pasco