Posts By Deborah Johnson

What does sustainability mean to you?

In my former role as planning commissioner in the city in which I live, I took part in an exhausting, protracted discussion about the definition of “sustainable” (as applied to local economy, in the context of developing local economic development policies as part of a comprehensive plan). This was a bit ahead of the curve,Read… Read more »

Gettin’ a Better Gig

http://webapps.icma.org/pm/9306/public/ethics.cfm?author=&title=Ethics%20Matter%21&subtitle= Say you’re out of work…say you’ve been out of work for a while, & you’re starting to feel panicky. Say you get an offer, but it’s a step or two down from your former level. Say your sense of panic prompts you to accept it- but a month later, you hear from another employerRead… Read more »