I'm attempting to build a future and current reality tree regarding changing policy and procedure to data access, but we're being given undesirable effects that are entirely divorced from reality.
For instance, we're asking for a list of locations for all the fire hydrants in a municipality, and one objection brought up was that if this data is made public then "we've given vandals the power to find every fire hydrant and destroy them". Another similar objection was that we can't have real-time tracking of bus data because this will "empower stalkers to harass and follow people around.".
I deeply, deeply wish these were made up. I really do. I also wish running away from these "reasons" was something we could do, or shoving my fingers in my ears screaming "na na na na poo poo I can't hear you," but the fact of the matter is I really need to figure out the genuine UDEs that are causing them to bring up these absurd scenarios. They're scared of something, and I can't make a negotiation or draw a plan that makes both sides happy because they won't actually tell us.
How do I get to the bottom of this and make everyone happy? Is using intuition suitable in this case to try and "dream up" their actual UDEs? I find myself painting them as evil or corrupt when I do so, which I know is probably the wrong way to go about this.