Followers of Bob (Wilonsky) have already read about the feature story in Governing magazine: “Can Dallas Govern Itself?” Wilonsky notes the article, which can be read here, quotes Observer columnist Jim Schutze three paragraphs in. Our fearless leader gets the role of closer. Here, the article’s final paragraph:
“What we have,” says Wick Allison, publisher of D Magazine, which focuses on the city, “is a governance system constituted such that when everything runs well, it runs well. But when everything goes into the ditch, it can’t get out of the ditch.” The challenge for Dallas, now that it appears to be regaining its footing, is whether it can prove him wrong.