I’d agree to this, but it also points to my (Not-A-Mod) response to this question: ultimately, isn’t the direction of the Board up to the community here? We are making progress on these issues because we started pushing back, rather than sitting in silence, or leaving. Some people aren’t happy with the changes that are happening, but the majority are happy or at least supportive. Changes would not have been possible without pressure from Members.
ETA: Loach I could see my way to funding some beverages of your choice, and some traded Pokemon.
Heck, more than streets. Maybe a whole roadworks department.
I once had a job where I was doing a pretty substantial percentage of the work. An administrator told me of her vision “to have leaders arise from every department and district uniting us in common cause and mission”. Okay! Since then, I have been slightly skeptics of visions.