Guest commentary:Work with local leaders to get things done

4:52 PM, Aug. 19, 2013
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I sometimes hear people say that they feel powerless about government, and that they are nothing more than pawns in a political game that is being played on a much higher plane. I feel this way sometimes too about state and national politics, so I can certainly understand the feeling.

However, at the local level, this needn't be the case. You often regularly see the mayor and aldermen at the grocery store, working in their yard, or at community events. Aldermen are not full-time politicians, and they have jobs, families, hobbies and dreams just like you. This is one of the things I love most about ...

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