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It seems like a good idea. Why not move elections to the weekend in an effort to boost voter turnout?
But the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, has found challenges to the proposal. It could be difficult to find workers to staff polling places on weekends and locate replacements for some of the usual voting sites like churches.
Have you ever worked on a project that produced unexpected results? Unintended consequences are common in business. For example, sometimes when a senior manager makes a request, it causes a cascade of activity that is far beyond what she intended. The classic story (which may be an urban legend) involves a former Chairman of General Motors who casually commented to a staff member that he didn’t like the color of the buildings on campus — and inadvertently triggered an expensive (and totally unnecessary) repainting program.
First, their physical characteristics may be naturally more supportive of cycling or at least more easily modified. The smaller geographic scale of these cities means that a greater portion of the city is likely to be within distances reasonable for cycling. Lower population and employment densities than in urban centers generally mean lower traffic densities as well, creating more attractive conditions for cycling, provided that densities are not so low that distances between destinations are too great for cycling and car speeds are too high.
Tony Minghine, chief operating officer of the Michigan Municipal League, said hundreds of local governments scrambled to make dashboards publicly available by Oct. 1 and it’s “interesting” that state agencies have not done the same.
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