When you have to backtrack, does the public lose faith in its institutions? In this instance -- where the county is looking to save as much money as it can -- maybe not. It does prove how often leaders can get the order wrong when trying to score political points or make an immediate impact.
Too often it is "Ready. Fire. Aim." It is a reaction that misses the target because the steps to reach the end result are not always considered.
Government leaders need to follow all the leads, think of all the scenarios. Work on that aim before firing away at worthy goals.