When the going gets tough

When the going gets tough; the tough call on professional managers.  A couple of recent stories indicate that governments turn more to professional management, or “technocrats,” for help when governments find themselves in crises.  In Italy, the nation rejected the long-running (rare for Italy) charismatic, if controversial, prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in favor of economist Mario Monti.

This news comes on the heels a report from IBM Global Business solutions that professionally-managed cities are nearly 10 percent more efficient than their politically-managed cities.

EGF Survey

The City of East Grand Forks is still soliciting responses to its Citizen Feedback Survey.  We developed a quick link to the survey: http://survey.egf.mn.

The City has also posted a video produced by Minnesota Public Radio that explains in simple terms the state’s changes to the Market Value Homestead Credit.