Best for Last

Zengerle, Jason
August 2005
New Republic;8/8/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 6, p14
Focuses on the mayor of Richmond, Virginia, L. Douglas Wilder, also a former Governor of Virginia. Richmond's history of political ineptitude, government corruption and civic dysfunction, which Wilder hopes to correct as the city's first popularly elected mayor in 60 years. Efforts to clean up Richmond's government, including firing top officials, eliminating agencies and submitting a radical budget; Wilder's belief that local politics is more pliable than state politics, where the bureaucracy is more fixed.


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