My scooter trip to city hall to speak before the traffic committee went well. The matter of "curb cuts" on my route to the shopping center had been resolved before the meeting even started. We have gone from probably never to possibly sometime. That is progress.
The city officials were very courteous and helpful. I did not have to give my "speech", merely stating who I was and why I had come.
They did warn me that the city wheels turn slowly and I should not expect to see the curb cut soon.