This article by Stuart Weir illustrates the problem over democracy, and the only way that we will have true democracy is to have a constitution which guarantees democracy to the lowest level.
In other words democracy. It bothers me that the main bloggers seemed to leave local government alone.
All I can say is thank God for the Druid, Jaxx, VM, etc. We need more local bloggers looking at their own localities. Blogging Localism. If that makes any sense.