Posts Tagged ‘local government’

Local government glossary

February 8, 2009

A small town in Florida, Port St. Lucie, has put out a glossary of terms used by government entities.  Here’s one I didn’t know:

charrette – a creative, intense work session with public workshops & open houses

This is a good reminder that great content on the web can come from anywhere.  Hat tip to Resourceshelf.

Show Me the Spending!

November 19, 2008


A new website,, is committed to transparency in governmental spending.   The site is aimed at the state and local level and is sponsored by the National Taxpayers Union.   The idea is terrific but think it shouldn’t be focused just on money but also on government effectiveness. 

Abuse happens in the local agency and boards that get no sunshine and that is where it would be great if a couple concerned citizens would take responsibility for both vigilance to the keep these entities on their toes.  I’m sceptical of NTU as they are a right-wing organization that doesn’t believe in the basic function of government as having the potential of improving the lives of citizens.  Still, I welcome this site and well report back on its effectiveness.