EFFECTIVE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Every day in cities and towns across the U.S., ordinary people are proving # that democracy CAN still effect positive changes and make society better. #Activists are making their voices heard. They’re opening up local government, so it’s more transparent. They’re...

SEWER TOUR

This is what good government looks like. Good government looks like the sewer district superintendent coming into work on a Saturday morning to enthusiastically take a group of his customers – citizens who pay taxes to provide for a sewer system for their community –...
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Concerned Citizens Make

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Concerned Citizens Make

Today I’m going to share with you the five most common mistakes people make when trying to establish good governance in their communities. Mistake 1 they don’t speak in public meetings – if your elected representatives don’t know what matters to you, and if you...
Who Does the City Attorney Work For?

Who Does the City Attorney Work For?

I believed, as many elected and appointed representatives also seem to believe that we could rely on agency attorneys to keep us on the right side of the law, and out of court. At first I did not research, confirm, or verify any of the information provided by our...
Who Do Your Elected Representatives Work For?

Who Do Your Elected Representatives Work For?

We were taught in civics classes, and the U.S. Constitution states that elected representatives and public officials work for the people. Collectively we have created and own our government institutions and are the ultimate employers of those we elect and those who...