If you’re interested in local government you should read C.B. Forgotson’s weblog. I especially like this post about Why Nothing Gets Done in New Orleans. This is a good example of why Nagin’s approval rating has dropped to 33%. Frankly, 33% seems kind of high because everyone I’ve talked to thinks he’s doing an absolutely deplorable job. Where are the 33% who think he’s doing okay? Someone needs to check on them and make sure that they take their medication.
P.S. If you want a better practice, start using the 80/20 Principle.
The 33%? They aren’t taking medication, they are taking garbage contracts.
The 33% that think Nagin is doing a good job are past any medication I know.