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Jill Miller Zimon
on Oct 14, 2011

What an incredible day packed with people, content and work to do! Start your post-conference activity here: whether it's just some reflections, questions or concerns, add to this conversation or begin your own. On a specific topic, a specific challenge, a specific success - keep it going!

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on 2014-08-31T08:13:57+00:00
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Jill Miller Zimon
on Oct 16, 2011
"Skip, given those sentiments, what would be the first steps you would take, in a perfect Ohio..."
Skip Claypool
on Oct 16, 2011
"Isn't that an Oxymoron, effective government?  Mmmm....   Keep your government small, keep them..."
Jill Miller Zimon
on Oct 16, 2011
"Thanks very much, Adam - I hope more folks will start reflecting too.  For a lot of stakeholders,..."
Adam Harvey
on Oct 16, 2011
"Hi Jill! Here's a link to my notes & thoughts about the conference. I hope to see you again..."
Jill Miller Zimon
on Oct 14, 2011
"Good news coverage of the conference from WCPN and Bill Rice can be found here.  You can also..."

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Jill Miller Zimon
on Oct 14, 2011 - 9:22 am

Here's what Chris Thompson wrote about the event: 

"The event was energizing. Impressive to see such a variety of government officials who are working on making gov't more efficient and effective."Three specific ideas I heard that the Network may want to work on: developing a took kit/playbook to help government officials implement best-in-class planning/land use strategies; developing a playbook that covers the common financial issues to take into consideration when merging gov't departments; and an effective way to share learnings from all of the collaboration going on within the region."

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Jill Miller Zimon
on Oct 14, 2011

Good news coverage of the conference from WCPN and Bill Rice can be found here.  You can also read my live twitter stream of the opening plenary with Tom Pascarella, Ed Jerse, John Hoornbeek and Tom Kaminski, moderated by CC's own Dan Moulthrop, and the keynote lunch address by Ohio Controlling Board president, Randy Cole here.  And Ohio.com's Dave Scott, who covers government collaboration regularly, also wrote about the conference here.

 
Jill Miller Zimon
on Oct 16, 2011

Thanks very much, Adam - I hope more folks will start reflecting too.  For a lot of stakeholders, this was the first time, for a good number, they've been here done that and may not be sure, and for a whole lot of others, they're ready to go. My suspicion is that they can exchange a lot of ideas that will improve the likelihood of success.

 
Skip Claypool
on Oct 16, 2011

Isn't that an Oxymoron, effective government?  Mmmm....   Keep your government small, keep them close so you can watch them, keep them accountable, and limit what government gets to do.    The bigger governmetn gets the more liberties you loose, the less effectivity you get, the more corruption you get.   Regionalism is a violates the basic principles of an effective government and the basic principles.   Simply study some history, study governments around the world, and you will discover what works.   But we are blessed because our founding fathers did that.  And they devised the ONLY approach that really works.   Why would we want to change that?   The best government is a constrained government.  You want effective delivery of service?   Let free enterprise, capitalism, and competition work.   Look at the disaster Cleveland is becoming.  Consider the transition over time.   The larger and more complex the bureaucracy the worse things have gotten.  Really, banning transfats, cameras at intersections, zoning and regulation that chases business out of town --- fascism on display.   It ain't getting better until it gets bad enough for folks to get back reality.

 

 

 

 
Jill Miller Zimon
on Oct 16, 2011

Skip, given those sentiments, what would be the first steps you would take, in a perfect Ohio world, to get to your vision of how Ohio's government should look and function, local to state level?

 
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