(Pro 25:15 KJV) By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Sometimes I think translators allow the sermon they heard on Sunday to influence their translating. The “forebearing" (forbearance NASB) (639) mentioned here is usually translated “anger” or “wrath”. It is not the patience we associate with forbearance. Of course there is the other word that is hidden in the NASB but comes out in the KJV, “long” (753). They make it patience. I make it controlled, simmering rage that works slowly toward a solution.
We live in republics that grant us the right to petition our government. We are supposed to be getting on their backs. It will keep them in line. The second part of the verse reminds us that people respond better if they are not painted in a corner.
So? Go to the city council meeting. Write the letter. Participate in the church committee. Find a way to let them know your are deeply concerned but allow them to find a way to respond without having to duke it out.