Lake Forest Institute on Local Government. Session I: Lake Forest Government 101 and Finance Issues Session II: Legal Issues and Communications Session III: Development Session and City Bus Tour. Council-Manager Form of Government. Presented by: Bob Kiely, City Manager June 25, 2007.
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Council-Manager Form of Government
Bob Kiely, City Manager
June 25, 2007
“Businessmen by and large are willing to serve government. As cabinet members and commission chairmen and ambassadors, they have served the country well.
They are usually timid, however, about getting involved in ‘politics’ and, through the media, in taking positions on a variety of issues. It is an understandable view: politics is probably the cruelest form of activity known to man, short of war or cannibalism. The ruthlessness of political relationships, the callous disregard for a minimum level of human kindness have to be seen to be believed.”
* F.G. Rohatyn
“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause…and who…if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
~Theodore Roosevelt, 1910, “Man in the Arena” speech