Local Government: Best intentions, worst results

September 16, 2016 14:46
3 minute read.
Ramat Shlomo

Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo neighborhoood . (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Like in the various government ministries, local councils are structured with portfolio holders (hence city councilors = ministers) and professional high-ranking civil servants. Ministers bear the responsibility; professionals do the job on the ground.

In the Jerusalem Municipality, the relationship between the politicians and civil servants is usually good; in some cases it is even very good. Occasionally, however, it just doesn’t work, due to lack of trust or very different views and positions.


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