Yesterday was Election Day and I wanted to bring some additional perspective to the votes that you cast and the politicians that you elected at all levels of government.
I work for a township government, which means my day to day boss is the Township Administrator; however, the highest level of authority for the Township is the Board of Trustees. Previously I worked for a city, where my boss was the Economic Development Director, who reported to the City Manager, who worked for City Council. This means the top of the food chain at my public sector jobs have been elected officials and by proxy, the voting public (HOPEFULLY YOU).
Governments across America operate this way. The officials elected by the public have the authority to pass laws, appoint/remove administrative professionals, etc. Administrative professionals execute the laws that are passed and report back to the elected officials.
This is a transcript from Ep.1 of the blogcast
Hey everyone and welcome to the first episode of the Suburban-Urbanist blogcast, my name is Jim and I like to think of myself as the Suburban Urbanist. In this episode I will get into what that means, a little more about me, and what to expect moving forward. Thank you for joining me.
But first I want to say that I am very excited to launch this blogcast. It is something I have wanted to do for some time, but just never did it. I have been a huge fan of podcasts for some time, I have blogged a bit here and there, and I feel that I have some level of expertise that I want to share so finally, I just decided to do this thing and put something together. I hope you enjoy and subscribe to it through. I can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I am working on a website, that at the time of this recording is not quite ready, but look for suburbanurbanist.com to launch soon.
With that said, let's get started.