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The Most Thrilling City Council Commercial Ever

Courtesy the town of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

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You're going to want to make sure you have the volume turned up (preferably way up) before you watch the below 50-second PSA for the weekly Monday night city council meetings in the Canadian Yukon Territory town of Whitehorse (population 23,000).

It's of course a perpetual problem in local government anywhere to get people to turn up – let alone get jazzed up – for the mundane business of going over traffic bylaws and zoning amendments. But maybe cities everywhere have just been missing the most obvious of solutions: high-tempo, heart-pounding, summer-blockbuster-movie music.

(Thank you, Eva Holland!)

About the Author

  • Emily Badger is a former staff writer at CityLab. Her work has previously appeared in Pacific StandardGOODThe Christian Science Monitor, and The New York Times. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area.