Transparency In Local Government:Protecting Your Community Against Corruption - Western City - December 2010 - Sacramento
I have decided to get back to updating my blog now that the election is over. I find this article in the California League of Cities December issue of "Western City" to be timely and insightful. The revelations and shockwaves sent from the City of Bell cause us to pause and take stock of our responsibilities as public officials/servants.
From the article, "Engaging the Public in Commuity Decision-Making:" What steps can a public official take to create external support for public service ethics and decision-making grounded in the public's interests? An active and engaged community helps, which is why former Supereme Court Justice Lous Brandeis observed that 'the most important political office is that of private citizen.'"
I hope you will take the time to read this article and share it with other Costa Mesans. There are many practical ideas, much food for thought, in the article.