Hear Evil, See No Evil
Now I'm all in favor of town hall meetings, feedback sessions, listening tours, whatever you want to call 'em. But this is pretty funny. The ...
Now I'm all in favor of town hall meetings, feedback sessions, listening tours, whatever you want to call 'em. But this is pretty funny. The notoriously ineffective D.C. Taxicab Commission is holding a round of "community forums" to hear passenger gripes. Here's how the press release sells it:
As the Commission consistently receives complaints about refusals to haul, overcharging, discourteous and unsafe practices among drivers, the lack of dispatch service, and inadequate service for the handicapped, it would like to hear from members of the wider community on their experiences...
In other words, we've heard you--and ignored you. So now we'll hear you again. Gee thanks.
It's time to implement a rule about these sorts of citizen forums. You can't hold them unless you promise that at least one tangible change will come out of them. Of course, one could always debate what's a tangible change. But too often, what follows the listening session is forgetting.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
The Week in Public Finance: Moody About Ratings, the Worst-Funded Pension and Data Disappointment1 day ago
Some States Call for Bigger Cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions1 day ago
Jeb Bush’s Medicaid Fix: More Choices, Fewer Benefits?1 day ago
Ex-Virginia Lawmaker Vows to Marry the Teenager He Got Pregnant (and Run for Senate)1 day ago
6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray's Death1 day ago
Judge Legalizes Gay Marriage in Alabama, But Not Yet1 day ago