ELGL Book Club: “Fires, Floods, and Taxicabs”
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a discussion of Fires, Floods, And Taxicabs: Taking A Bite Out Of Big Apple Bureaucracy with author Jeff Roth.
August 19, 2021
4:00PM PT / 7:00PM ET
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About the Book
Working in the public sector can be tough. You want to make a difference, but too often you find yourself trapped in a labyrinth of ridiculous and impossible obstacles, facing down the three-headed monster of government itself: policies, procedures, and regulations. It’s enough to make anyone want to give up. Now you don’t have to. Fires, Floods, and Taxicabs: Taking a Bite Out of Big Apple Bureaucracy offers a complete kit of effective tools for your own projects, programs, and initiatives. Jeff Roth has spent twelve years inside the New York City government, facing setbacks, slowdowns, and outright knockouts. Now he shares the tricks and methods he has developed to push back against bureaucracy and make a difference. Strong government depends on dedicated stewards who can earn the public’s trust and make sound decisions for the people they serve. Recharge your passion with Fires, Floods, and Taxicabs, and discover the triumph of making real change happen.
About the Author
Throughout his career, Jeff Roth has worked on some of the most complex and challenging policy questions facing cities today. From flood mitigation and emergency management, to fire and life safety, to taxi regulation on the streets of New York, Jeff learned every day, in the arena of city government, how to get things done.
Jeff also served in the US Army National Guard for twenty years, earning the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was activated to respond to Superstorm Sandy and for two deployments overseas. He holds a master’s degree in public policy and urban planning from Harvard University.