Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 48 Good Judgment

In local government “Good Judgment” comes from experience -- and experience in local government seems to only be acquired from previous bad judgment.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 98 How To Be a Great Failure in Local Government

The quickest way to ensure you are "total failure as a Local Public Government" is to try to make everyone in the community happy with your decisions.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 47 Ways Public Officials Learn

There are three ways local public officials learn.

Some learn by reading - so give them documentation regarding the subject.

Some learn by observation - so take them out for a tour of the problem.

Some learn only by trial and error - get out of their way and hope they figure it out.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 45 - Raising Taxes

There are two well-known and widely accepted theories on how to raise property taxes without causing pain in your local community - neither of them work.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 44 - Problems You Have to Face

99.3 % of all the problems, controversies, and delicate issues you and your colleagues will have to face, confront, or deal with are either created or initiated by the actions or lack of actions taken by the board, councils, or committees that preceded you in local government.