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America’s Innovative Leaders: Mayor Shirley Franklin, Atlanta, GA

Here’s the big problem for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He will either win outright or make a powerful second place showing in both the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary on February 1. Why is that a problem? Simple: The wins will mean next to nothing. The two states are two of the whitest states in the country. Democratic voters in both states have a contrarian, quasi-populist streak. They have a history of thumbing their noses at traditional Democratic
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Mayor Shirley Franklin: “Invest or die”

MayorTV is a challenge from America’s Mayors to 2008 candidates: start talking about cities! MayorTV asked Mayor Franklin what she thought a national agenda for cities should look like. “Infrastructure isn’t sexy.” So says Mayor Shirley Franklin of Atlanta. In her far-ranging MayorTV interview, she was the first to admit that aquaducts, sewage facilities and desalination plants don’t exactly grab headlines. That is, until the worst drought in 100 years hit the Southeast. With reports that
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America’s Innovative Leaders: Mayor Shirley Franklin, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin has brought about significant municipal court reform by effectively improving the services of the city’s judicial system and eliminating wasteful practices. She shares her successes with Stephen Goldsmith in this interview of the Americas Innovative Leaders Series. Read more in the Series article at http://www.governing.com/articles/mayors-sf.htm.
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