It's also helpful to know that government itself is also made of people. People in government are also a mixed bag--just like everyone else outside of government. There are those who diligently do the best for the city and there are those who have their own agendas. It is the responsibility of citizens to be involved and monitor in some way: learn about local government, join public input sessions, attend city council meetings, join a board, speak with your representatives, elect representatives intelligently.
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