PUBLIC SPEAKING BROCHURE
INDEX TO C.V. (RESUME)
ORGANIZATION, FEDERALISM AND DEVOLUTION
Co-author of a booklet on state sovereighty, Sovereignty
of the People and Devolution, published by the American Legislative
Exchange Council, 1995. This included principal authorship of the “Declaration
of Sovereignty” adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Principal staff for the American Legislative Exchange
Council Committee on State Sovereignty, 1994-1995
Drafted amendments to principles adopted at the
Federalism Summit and participated in meetings and negotiations (National Governors Association, Council of State
Governments, National Conference of State Legislators, & American
Legislative Exchange Council), Cincinnati(1995).
Developed and managed program for the American
Legislative Exchange Council Summit on State Sovereignty, Richmond (1995).
Retained by the city of Toronto (1996-7) in its
efforts to block merger into an amalgamated sub-regional government (produced a
widely used research paper and made presentations on behalf of the city in
public meetings). Project included addresses at community meetings in four of
six boroughs, assistance in strategy development and preparation of Local and
Regional Governance in the Greater Toronto Area: A Review of Alternatives.
Prepared an analysis of Montreal regional transport
governance for Laval Transit (2000).
Drafted model state legislation on public transit
governance for the American Legislative Exchange Council (1994).
Drafted Michigan legislation (enacted) to restructure
transit governance and organization in metropolitan Detroit (1985-1988).
Provided consulting services to the Oakland County
(Michigan) Executive Daniel T. Murphy on public transport in the Detroit area,
including assisting in negotiations among the “”Big Four” elected officials
(Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Wayne County Executive Bill Lucas and the Macomb
County Commission Chairman) and with Senate Transportation Committee Richard
Fessler and Senate President (later governor) John Engler. Developed legislative
proposals for public transport reorganization. When the local transit operator
threatened to shut down after nine months of the fiscal year unless there was a
new tax, advised the Oakland County Executive to declare that the county would
begin its own bus system in that event. The Oakland County response in essence
“called the bluff” of the transit agency, which continued to operate without an
additional tax for nearly another decade.
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