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FryarTuk obviously has a level of familiarity with local politics that I do not have. I agree with the overall theme though. Traditional, hierarchical organizational structure is not only expensive to maintain, it's a ripe environment for the type of parochial activities one can commonly see in some local government officials and organizations. As FryarTuk alluded to, restructuring into a flatter, more flexible and responsive governing body is the key. This is a proven commercial strategy that certainly warrants looking into. Here's the kicker.....this is a huge task that will require servant leadership. The needs of the constituency must come before any personal or organizational agendas. Is there anyone in any of the local government bodies who are willing and able to do this? I don't know, but I do no what I'm going to do. I'm going the do the best thing in times like these; I'm going to pray to the Father that he put conviction in our leaders' hearts to do that which is right.
Wow...I knew it was bad here, but I didn't think Albany would be leadership would act this blatantly. This place is bad enough that I'm moving my family over an hour away, just to get them away from bad schools, dangerous streets and zero opportunity. I'll be smiling on the long commute. By the way.
Sir, I couldn't agree more with your assessment of the situation. Window dressing and wishful thinking will not provide opportunities for those who are not equipped to recognize them. I believe that we owe it to our children to teach and hold them accountable for being responsible, productive members of society. Its evident that we're failing at that task. Where we once held rigorous studies and aspirations sacred, we now celebrate mediocrity and tomfoolery.
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