Courage provides the strength to say and do the right things. It’s also what separates the best of us from the crowd.
How can you have better politics in your city? Elect better candidates. And that starts by writing job descriptions for elected officials, judging candidates by those descriptions, then engaging citizens in a long-term conversation about what we should expect from our elected leaders.
A professor left an Ivy League university to work in city government. What he learned in city hall was important, but what he missed was even more important.
Consumer Reports built its reputation for fairness and reliability over a 74-year period. But you can borrow parts of the magazine’s formula in making tough decisions in your community.
We make change difficult in our communities by spreading power so widely. That’s one reason that progress belongs to the persistent, as was demonstrated recently by a new transportation law in Georgia.