Congratulations to the Centennial charter commission, their campaign allies, and the voters who agreed with them on home rule by a 2-1 margin this week. Their victory was well earned. My opposition to the charter proposal was principled, never personal, and I'll now put my weight into helping the city govern itself as wisely as possible.
The key is broad and deep participation by citizens who prize liberty and civic virtue. Such attitudes among the people, or the lack of them, are far more decisive for good government than any written political framework.