Operational Autonomy vs. Operational Secrecy – Part 1
Someone suggested that the issue or question of operational autonomy versus operational secrecy would make for a good column. I agree.
Who Does What?
While each municipality does things differently, there are certain principles and practices which I believe should apply to all:
- Council governs.
- Management manages.
- There are always some gray aspects to the foregoing black and white statements. (It is typically in the gray areas that problems occur.)
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