Flip down the rhetoric and anger to assist city authorities

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There appears to be plenty of dysfunction going round small Maine cities as of late. Shutdowns in providers after city workers depart, disagreement about how city cash is dealt with and when to carry elections. Problem discovering new workers with the talents and expertise wanted to exchange a wave of retirees. There are a number of challenges at play right here, and so they all appear so as to add as much as complications for city governments and the folks they serve.

As a public administration educator lately instructed Bangor Every day Information reporter Valerie Royzman, Maine municipalities are experiencing dysfunction for “a cacophony of causes.”

City managers, clerks and different workers going through burnout. The retirement of longtime, skilled workers. Obvious gaps in present coaching availability to arrange the following era of municipal staff. On this difficult labor market, it’s been arduous to draw folks to jobs that generally have troublesome hours and tedious duties.