Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Another Voice In The Regional Government Debate

The Public Policy Forum's Rob Henken, echolng the national debate, offers some thoughtful discussion about whether regional governance can be made to work here.

I agree that the recent decision-making process that ultimately distributed some regional transportation dollars offered a glimmer of hope for regional outcomes.

I'd still rather first see Milwaukee, and perhaps with its urbanized neighbors, such as Racine County to the south, create a new regional body that could have representation and agendas that reflect their populations, rather than a reconfigured SEWRPC that keeps its crazy-quilt seven counties (rural Walworth, Washington and Ozaukee Counties, for example, stitched to Milwaukee).

But keep the debate going.

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