Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Otis White's Seven Big Lessons for Local Government

We will have to revisit the Port Authority issues, but for the moment it is worth noting that Otis White is ending an almost 5 year run publishing his daily Urban Notebook column on Governing.com. It's quite a body of work. For those who have not read all of that he has graciously summarized his thoughts in his final posting which is worth a thorough read. See his Seven Lessons for Local Government

Lesson 1: Innovate, save money, throw the bums out and use good sense.
Lesson 2: Protect the order of public spaces.
Lesson 3: Get dense: It's how you make residents and housing affordable.
Lesson 4: Save the property tax.
Lesson 5: Tie transportation to land use.
Lesson 6: Don't act helpless: why local leadership is important.
Lesson 7: Have fun: Cities are funny, funny places.



Blogger O said...

Cities are funny, funny places.

Well, given what the denizens look like, this should be no surprise.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 10:56:00 PM  

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