Justify change with efficiency in government

By Lowell L. Kalapa

December 26, 2010 7:06 am

Like the national administration, the new state administration has promised change in how state government will deliver services and programs.

The problem with touting change is that in many cases those changes are not necessarily for the better and sometimes create more havoc than common sense. For taxpayers, change means how well their tax dollars will be used to deliver services critical to the health and safety of the community. It means the efficient use of what precious tax dollars can be shared with government. However, it sometimes seems public officials are unwilling to take a risk and impose numerous hurdles to ensure the blame is not placed on this or that person or agency.

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