Archive for February 11, 2011

Five People I’d like to see working for the Council

February 11, 2011

If only this were true...

There are some great people where I work, and to be honest some who aren’t quite so good.  I enjoy working with them, but can’t think that sometimes there might be other people out there that might just be better for the job in hand in my humble opinion.

So here are five people, living, dead or fictional, who I feel would be perfect for life in local government.  Any suggestions of your own are, as always, more than welcome.

Martin Luther King – Head of Public Realm

Okay, you might be asking why this position, and I’d understand your confusion.  However, inspiration came from this famous quote:

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

Any man who can evangelise about the quality of street cleaning is inspiration indeed, and I wholeheartedly agree with him.  Whatever job needs doing it should be done well and with pride – there is no shame in making an area a nice place to live in by keeping it clean, and they would be missed far quicker and more than a good proportion of other public sector workers (me included). (more…)