Friday, April 22, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 39 - Forgiveness

To err is human; however, most policy handbooks written by local units of government are designed in such a way that forgiveness is seldom allowed.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 38 - Length of Meetings

Never delay scheduling the end of a board/council/borough/parish meeting. For the good of everyone in the room, keep your public meetings short and finish on time.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 37 - Miscellaneous Issues

98% of the all the controversial and major issues your current public body will deal with during your term in office will be filed under "miscellaneous" five years from now.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 36 - Pats on the Back

Never forget the pats on your back you receive from your constituents one day are just a few centimeters away from being voted out of office at the next election.