Friday, January 20, 2012

Meaningful Government Reform? Color Me Skeptical

Leesburg Today has coverage of today’s first meeting of the Loudoun Government Reform Commission, charged with, among other things, “seek[ing] out means to more effectively and efficiently perform core county government functions and concentrate on core mission-oriented service.”

Good luck with that. Not to be too much of a downer, but it sounds a lot like the congressional  Super Committee, and we know how well that worked out.

I hope someone can prove me wrong, but my prediction is this.  The committee will come up with some great recommendations (some pie-in-the-sky and others not) the BOS will consider them, and then, for whatever reason, promptly reject them all but one – something like buying smaller sized Post-Its at an annual savings of $347.11.

Please, please bring me at least one adopted, material change that, at a minimum, offsets the thousands of dollars spent on administering this 13 member commission.

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