Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Bad public relations, bad policy, bad politics, just plain bad

The Media Orchards alerts us to Andrea Weckerle’s post about localities using collection agencies to collect library fines.

In these times of strained finances and growing needs, it is just too easy for localities to turn to things like aggressive parking enforcement and collection of library fines to gin up revenue. It is a temptation that should be resisted. It changes a local government’s relationship with their citizens in a way that is injurious to the spirit of mutual respect and cooperation.

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