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The point made, was that oftentimes providers of city services become blazé, and believe their city contract is an entitlement. I remember several years ago, a city contactor was repairing the streets in the hills. The contractor stored its trucks on the streets, and then used the street to store materials, using bull dozers to move pipes and rocks around, actually chewing up the streets in the process. Good deal for them. They were creating more jobs for themselves. After neighbors took pictures and contacted the head of DOT, the contractor came back and fixed the street, but I bet they are still around town doing the same thing.
This all ties into the army of people Wendy touches as she crisscrosses the city. One of her mantras is to eliminate waste. How does she learn where the waste and abuse is on the ground level if she doesn’t have eyes on the street?
Some of the people at the Meet & Greet were enthusiastic supporters of Wendy who have worked shoulder to shoulder with her to highlight and remedy some everyday obstacles encountered by many, but often brought to light and resolved by a few determined souls.
A city mayor is a manager. A leader’s management style is critical. The management style that we’ve seen Wendy employ is a fusion of team management and a top-down styles. She is decisive. She speaks clearly on the goals she has set for herself and
Her opponents dismiss her claims of extensive waste, fraud and abuse in city spending. They claim her numbers lie. I think that she may be right, and if she is, that’s more money for more city jobs and services. For John Q citizen, it means a more responsible and responsive government and a better quality of life for each of us.
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