"People are riled up over government waste and featherbedding. But taxpayers are getting more than their money’s worth from many municipal employees." So begins the October 18, 2010 editorial in the Boston Globe recognizing several Boston city employees who will receive Shattuck Public Service Awards this week.
Many readers might be surprised to learn how municipal workers across the city's government are working to increase efficiency or bring new technology, methods or inspiration to old problems. "These awards aren’t handed out like candy," said the Globe editorial board. "The Boston Municipal Research Bureau is quick to confront City Hall at the first sign of wasteful spending or payroll bloat. Coming from the hard-to-please bureau, these awards are high praise indeed."
Check out the editorial and get inspired.