Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Government Plan

The bloviators at the Toledo Blade have been promoting a new form of county government as the panacea for everyone in Lucas county.  If we just had this new charter plan form of government, everything would just magically fall into place.  We'd all have jobs we liked, we'd have lower taxes and we could rely on the government to help us plod along in the right direction at all times.  Here's the article from The Blade, Public hearings set for Lucas County charter plan.

Whether you read The Blade article or not, Maggie Thurber has written an outstanding piece detailing the differences between our current form of county government and the charter form of government.  I strongly recommend everyone read Maggie's essay, Asking the Wrong Questions About a County Charter Form of Government for Lucas County before weighing in on anything.

As announced in The Blade, two public hearings have been scheduled:

The hearings will be at 6:30 p.m. June 8 in the McMaster Center at the Main Library downtown and June 22 at a time and location to be announced.
Come and ask a few questions about just why Lucas county needs a new government.


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