I sat in on a municipal workshop in a small Alabama city last night. The topic was what to do to combat a crime wave that had completely overwhelmed the local police department along with alternatives to address declining tax revenues and the need to cut operating costs. All city department heads were invited to attend (only one showed up) as well as members of the business, church, and school community (NONE showed up).
Only the Mayor and two members of the council were present. This same scenario is being replayed all over the USA. Apathy, indifference and fear, coupled with an attitude of "let someone else do it" is crippling our ability to help ourselves. If you are involved in municipal government and you would like some fresh ideas on how to address real problems, we invite you to visit http://www.strategy1.info/ for more information on how to cut costs and improve productivity. If you have a problem with thieves and robbers, please visit http://www.communityalliance.info/.