Carson City’s governing board, aided by city staff and citizens’ input, each year makes $100 million in decisions a few bucks at a time. The misperception that it’s all done by an old boys’ & girls’ network of insiders using smoke and mirrors, gouging taxpayers in the process, amounts to little more than urban legend. Better decisions might be made, as in all fields of endeavor, but this group faces knotty problems and a mine field called public opinion. One good thing: some of these folks are real and decent people, or at least less phony than many politicos. “In …
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