What Should a Councillor Know
by George Cuff
In this month’s column, I’ll be addressing a topic that has plagued elected officials for as long as I can remember (which, admittedly, is getting shorter through each passing year). What does a council member need to know in order to be effective in this role as an elected official? Why has that been so difficult to comprehend? Where and when does an elected official get the training in order to become truly effective?
Let me begin with a few disclaimers. These are in no particular order of importance, but simply as they come to my mind.
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