January 27, 2004

Sometimes you don't need an executive

In striking contrast with its recent fondness for centralized executive power, today's Ithaca Journal editorial notes that:

The marathon, multi-year effort to coordinate wastewater treatment from six area municipalities is nearly complete. This plan has progressed, despite the fact that it has no president, chair or chief executive in charge.

The Town of Dryden is one of the municipalities involved. The Journal credits the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce as "as an enabler, planner, coalescing force and ombudsman in the Herculean effort to coordinate the needs of the participating municipalities".

Update: A dart in Saturday's paper notes that the Journal omitted the role of Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) in the wastewater project.

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