As we reflect on the many projects made possible by the American
Rescue Plan Act this month, it is important to consider that
which has incalculable value: public service. Put simply, local
government is where the rubber meets the road and policy becomes
action. This article by Frank V. Zerunyan, Mayor of Rolling Hills
Estates and Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public
Policy, reflects on the unique, vital role that city officials
play in keeping our democracy and communities healthy.