Nice headline on the front page! The Mayor suggests local governmental agencies need to communicate more. Hmmm…. Our Mayor Pro-Tem tells Junction City, Geary County, and Ft. Riley to go pound sand re the MPO. The current Mayor understands the importance of communication. The Mayor who will take office in April does not.
One of the most efficient means of communication would be to begin consolidation efforts. One candidate, Bob Strawn, wants to perform in depth analysis of the efficiencies we might see by consolidation of Riley County and the City of Manhattan. Millions of dollars could be saved if school districts could ever be convinced to do more consolitation. We are blessed to live in a time when communication technology has put cities in Asia and Europe easier to communicate with than McWhennyville, Kansas. Yet, the current political culture of the far right would rather have more ‘governments’ than more ‘government’... even if a broader government would more effectively serve the citizenry.