Paul Wolf, who until the first of the year was Chief of Staff to the Buffalo Common Council, has this web site called Buffalo Ideas. When he first started it I sort of poo-poo’d it as something shlocky written by a typical politico.
However, I have come to admire his blog and look forward to his posts, which always ask for his readers’ ideas about local issues.
Paul has taken a very pragmatic way of getting the public – or at least his readership – to brainstorm about specific problems or issues. I think this is a great mechanism to perhaps bring fresh thought to stale subjects.
Regardless of his loss of position within the Common Council, I hope that Paul continues his blogging. I, for one, will continue to provide opinion and, hopefully, occasional levity.