Lincoln Mayor Has Ambitious Agenda
Although I am currently living in DC I don’t want to completely lose touch with the events in Nebraska. I still want to hear about my pup getting into mischief, the record of the Fremont High Volleyball Team (go Molly!), and the current events on the Nebraska Wesleyan campus.
Add to that list an interest in Nebraska’s political scene and you get today’s article about Chris Beutler beginning his second term as mayor of our state’s capital. The article stands out to me because it expresses vision and forward motion. And tangible steps toward each goal. By contrast, a letter in the Fremont Tribune back in January from newly-appointed Mayor Scott Getzschman fails to convey a much-needed plan to bring the city out of its debt and promote growth.
Thursday evening brings President Obama’s jobs speech, where he is expected to urge action from Congress. A disillusioned Ezra Klein concludes: “I’ve stopped pretending that the president’s jobs speech scheduled for next week is going to matter.”
Our governments — local, state, and federal — need to see results. Beutler’s agenda is a good start.