It’s not easy to embrace criticism, but its essential to creating good government. Engaging in dismissive or retaliatory rhetoric towards citizens who bring problems forward hinders productive community dialogue.
One Sarasota County commissioner recently observed our former county administrator managed by fear. That’s true, but it’s also true of how some county leaders approach their relationships with citizens. Commissioners must set an example and be receptive to legitimate citizen concerns.
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