Emily Badger is a former staff writer at CityLab. Her work has previously appeared in Pacific Standard, GOOD, The Christian Science Monitor, and The New York Times. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area.
Courtesy the town of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
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!)