Editorial: Does city government work for you?

Editorial: Does city government work for you?

One of the results of the considerable tension between former Mayor Paul Soglin and the Common Council was conflicting ideas of how city government should best be structured and function. Setting aside politics and personalities the question is not without merit. There are different examples of how municipal governments operate and a review of what works and why can be helpful.

The Common Council Task Force on Government Structure was created a year and a half ago to look at the powers and duties of the Mayor’s Office, the Common Council and the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees, as well as city processes for city resident engagement and input. The Task Force is holding one last open house before preparing its final report to the Mayor and Common Council.

It’s next Tuesday the 24th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Warner Park Community Center. The question is straight forward, but important: does City Government work for you?

Editorial: Does city government work for you?

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