May 19, 2013
I have one simple rule in life that has worked to great effectiveness: You only get what you ask for. This doesn’t mean that you always get what you ask for.
May 12, 2013
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce,which supported transportation funding reform in Virginia, gave one of its most pro-business representatives in Richmond a “gentlemen’s C” (79%) for not doing it their way.
April 28, 2013
In a world of competing priorities, it was the judgment of the Board of County Supervisors not to approve further work on this project.
April 21, 2013
“Good enough” costs a lot less.
April 14, 2013
The possibility of yelling and screaming crossed my mind. Braced for the worst, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Prince William’s School Board Chairman was actually interested in exploring the topic of strategic planning and its application to the budget process.
April 7, 2013
I am a Strategic Planning practitioner (retired). As for bona fides, I was trained in strategic planning methodology while at Texas Instruments Software. I went on to apply this methodology to both government enterprises and Fortune 500 businesses for about fifteen years.
March 31, 2013
The Prince William County budget process has changed quite a bit during the past couple of years.
March 24, 2013
I fondly remember the hot dog stand that was located in the center of the courtyard.
March 17, 2013
While I probably know more about Prince William County’s budget process than most, the more I learn the less I realize I actually understand.
March 10, 2013
Those we elect to serve us in Prince William have been taking quite a beating on the local blogs lately.
March 3, 2013
I’ve been thinking a lot about the commute north these days.
February 25, 2013
Prince William County Government is characterized in many different ways. Some frame it within the county’s Strategic Plan while others talk about core services. The county’s Comprehensive Plan is mentioned often.
February 3, 2013
Players are broken up into two teams, the Reds and the Blues.
January 27, 2013
When I get a “complicated” question, I send an email to Michelle Casciato, Prince William County’s Budget Director. I always get a quick response.
January 20, 2013
While most folks are generally worried about the weather this time of year, the real storm usually occurs in the McCoart Administration Building.
January 13, 2013
The Northern Virginia Telework Council announced its focus project for 2013: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.
January 6, 2013
I was a member of the Prince William County 2013 – 2016 Strategic Planning Team. It consisted of twenty appointees representing a wide variety of political, philosophical, and business points of view. It was a good mix.