I can say with some assuredness, our efforts to protect the public library from budget cuts were largely responsible for the success of doing so.
Sadly, our parks took a big hit.
As a Mother Acting Up, a regular mama, a citizen, a worker, a tax payer, I'd like to be hooked in to a regular updating of what exactly our local government is working on, when proposals go up for vote, and how we can be the village that makes a consistent difference for our children by raising our voices. Anyone have notions of this? As friend Kate points out, such systems are in place nationally, but local efforts should also be in place somehow. If they don't exist, we need to make it so.