I read this last week about two items that showed how broken our local government is. First is titled "Sidewalk dispute could spell end of Bowery."
Here we have a gentleman who wanted to open up a restaurant. So he invested $650,000, (and that's not chump change!) Here he met with Mayor Scott and the town manager Summer Woodard and also with the town planner Justin Setser. He then showed the mayor, the town manager and the town planner where the emergency exit would be and where it would lead. Justin, the town planner "signed off" on the project.
Wait a minute. Are you guys stupid or incompetent? The mayor, the town manager and the town planner didn't know the sidewalk was on city property? Who is in charge here? Oh, wait I know. "It's not my department."