Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Start at Home

"I will not tie this city's future to the dysfunction in Washington and Springfield,"

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, quoted in:  Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.

I've gotten stuck on this quote both times I've tried reading this book, which is a shame. Emanuel certainly has made his own unique contribution to dysfunction in Washington, but Chicago also has its own share of fiscal, governance, and crime challenges, some of which Emanuel has made worse and others that he has seemingly ignored. He's not the poster-child mayor for fixing broken systems. Maybe someday.

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