“Minnesotans must reject the myth that solving a huge and growing state financial problem means only higher taxes or painful cuts in services.
There is a much better approach: Looking at problems with fresh eyes; re-examining old assumptions; concentrating on outcomes; not being afraid to challenge traditional practices; advancing unconventional ways of solving the problems.
The creative abilities of citizens and organizations of all political leanings statewide, so well demonstrated in the past, must now be energized to develop proposals for redesigning public services to an extent never before contemplated.”
I hope this is what the Panel is about. A broad-based group of creative, talented, independent-minded, local citizens committed to working together to address the issues of today and tomorrow.
Read the short paper from the Civic Caucus here.