Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 60 Professional Opinions

Professional opinions expressed by senior public employees and department supervisors have a tendency to quickly devalue as they are brought up for discussion during public meetings or public hearings.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 59 Information Deterioration

Most information that is collected in a unit of local government has a propensity to deteriorate in quality as it moves upward toward the local public officials.  The rate of deterioration increases dramatically when the information that has been collected is being discussed in a public meeting or public hearing.

Therefore verify, verify and verify any information you have before you go public with it.