Potholes, Parks, and Politics

What would you like to change in your community? Where to begin? Politics, Parks, and Potholes is a guidebook to getting what you want from your local government. It is aimed at everyday residents who, until a problem arises, pay little or no attention to their city council or county board of supervisors. Then something triggers their concern – an increased number of bars downtown, deteriorating road conditions, concern about the impacts of climate change, a new housing project – and they don’t know how to engage in the process.

Written by two former elected officials in a mid-sized city in southern California, the book takes a nonpartisan approach to helping residents who do not want to run for office or organize large protest movements. They just want to be heard in their own community and feel like they have a voice.

Help is available. To schedule a presentation or consultation with the author, go to the Contact page.