2011: Two options for conducting The People's Business. The Old City Hall
(brightly lit building) was replaced a few years ago by a more splendid
edifice in back and that is where the city's business is conducted Monday
through Friday using traditional rules of order. Across the street in Cesar
Chavez Plaza, Occupiers have met almost every evening since October 6 to
create bylaws and a process for deciding what to do and how to do it. The
Occupy proceedings are a lesson in democracy and patience - nothing is decided
without intensive discussion by people who care strongly about the outcome.