Monday, November 16, 2009

Charles Lawton: 'The Ball is Clearly in the Court of Local Government'

The other fact that this most recent election has
revealed is that the focus of public initiative has changed from state
government to local government, from Augusta to Town Hall. Whether it is to
resist change or initiate change, the center of action over the next few years
will be in the community, not in the capital. The greatest opportunity for
social creativity lies close to home. The jobs of boards of selectmen, planning
boards, school boards, conservation commissions and economic development
committees will be far more interesting over the next four or five years than
the jobs of state representatives, state senators or even the governor.
- John C.L. Morgan

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