Local governments shape our daily lives in crucial ways. Mr. Fields urges us to learn more about just how they do it. What does a mayor actually do? How do local tax dollars get spent? What’s the difference between an operating budget and a capital improvement one? Ah, so many questions, and if we wish to be effective citizens, vote wisely, and get involved in how we are governed, they need answers. Allow OLLI and Mr. Fields to give you a deeper understanding of the complex array of planning, financial, public safety, and environmental issues local governments wrestle with. It’s just the lore you need before entering the arena yourself or casting your next ballot.