Public Involvement Leads To Better Decisions On Municipal And Utility Projects

Public involvement in big decisions is nothing to fear. In fact, it typically leads to better decisions, better projects and better outcomes.

I once heard a mining company executive, talking about a controversial project proposed in an environmentally sensitive area, say, “There is no way we are going to let people tell us how to design this mine.”

What I thought but didn’t say was, “And that may be the reason you...

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