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Johnson: Good government takes good planning

...8th lowest among 18 Alaskan boroughs. I'm all for cutting taxes and supported the privatization of the Homer solid waste transfer site. That saves $200,000 annually without any loss of services. Good government takes planning.
Rhyme no reason

...worse. For this cast of characters, paralysis is the best we can hope for.Washington's truly an ugly place, Good government here leaves hardly a trace. Next year, you say, there'll be new direction? After all, we'll be done with...
Borough Assembly Q&A: Candidates share their views bring about. 2. What does good government look like? Chamberlain: Small...and less intrusive. Ogle: Good government is when the people have confidence...amount of legislation passed. Good government must be transparent, accountable...
Molloy: Views of residents, business owners should count

...GIVE Kenai residents and businesses confidence that their concerns will be respectfully addressed ? it's just good government. BETTER LONG TERM PLANNING. The City needs a real long-term plan for growth that supports local businesses and...
Bill to simplify vehicle registrations signed into law

...registration fee exemptions for those who are disabled or least 65 years of age on one vehicle. "(HB 19) is what good government is about," Parnell remarked before making it law. "It's about removing barriers and just getting out of your...
Prescription for hospital not healthy

...the borough's primary concern. The proposed ordinance makes it clear who the boss is: the borough mayor. But good government is about putting power in the people's hands, not centralizing it in the hands of one leader, no matter how accomplished...
Coastal program worked for Alaska

...process between state and federal government. It gave industry simplified access and accountability. The ACMP was good government and made good sense. It's still a good idea. Our coastal program didn't help just oil and gas projects. It...

...valuable tool to motivate volunteers and campaign contributions.Other opponents of the law, including labor unions, good government groups, the NAACP, AARP and the League of Women Voters, have held voter education drives and protest rallies...
Term limits veto undone

...with terms but they accept six years as OK," he said. "So it's kind of not a very rational demarcation unless your intent is to give the assembly seats the maximum term possible and I don't think that's good government."
Moving in the right direction

...making a law to pardon a single individual just because they claim ignorance of the law is not good public policy. Good government is hard sometimes, because it has to be practiced in the full light of day with people's good names and reputations...


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