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  •  i live not far away (0+ / 0-)

    in a town that is equally stupidly run, a bloated and overpaid police force, headed by a guy who seems to attract law suits to the city as fast as pooh attracts files - he's sexist and dumb.  Unfortunately the elected board knows how to win local elections, just not how to protect our city from lawsuits, or to negotiate sustainable contracts, or to not spend more than is in the budget for things such as studies on projects we'll never be able to fund, not to mention our lawyer bills and what we'll end up losing when we eventually settle the string of law suits accusing our police chief (probably rightly) of various violations.  Our board even started a law suit - against our own garbage company, and so if we win, we haul our own garbage, and if we lose (which is likely), we'll lose big.  

    So Stockton, we'll be there soon.  

    You'd think, but no, it's ready to happen in more towns than you could believe, although I think I'll be living in the poster child for stupid local government. (I won't say the name, the the initials are KENSINGTON.)  

    One more reason to not valorize local government?  

    "oh no, not four more years of hope and change?" Karl Christian Rove

    by anna shane on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 05:15:02 PM PST

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