Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Something Every Local Public Official Should Remember

A day in your community without sunshine is – well – night.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Never Be Afraid of Lawsuits Against Your Unit of Local Government

Don’t ever worry, fret or be afraid of a lawsuit filed by a local resident or group of local residents against your unit of local or municipal government. 

Should you have to go to court to settle that lawsuit, the resident or group of residents who filed the lawsuit will have to explain the complexity of their reason for filing the lawsuit against your unit of government to twelve of their fellow residents who were not smart enough to get out of jury duty.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Please Advise

An elderly city council member and his wife decided it was time they step into the 21st century so they went out and bought cell phones. With their cell phones came the ability to text messages which the city council member's wife just loved.

She was the romantic type and loved sending her husband texts - especially when he was in a city council meeting.  The husband - the city council member - however, was a no-nonsense, practical type of guy and did not like sending texts and actually disliked receiving them.  He preferred to use his cell phone just to make and receive phone calls.

One day his wife was invited out to have coffee with some lady friends.  She arrived early at the coffee shop and while waiting for her friends she decided to send her husband a romantic text message and wrote:

"If you are still sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking coffee, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love youSee you tonight."
The city council member received her text and decided to reply by sending her his first ever text message. "I'm on the toilet.  Please advise."

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The 50 - 50 - 90 Rule of Local and Municipal Government

Never forget the 50-50-90 rule of local and municipal government

If there is a 50-50% chance of getting something right ... a locally elected government body has a 90% probability of getting it wrong.