The deficit is likely to force officials to both raise fares and cut service.
Through sheer will power, it has forced officials and members of parliament to pay attention.
But recent shootings are forcing officials to rethink security, especially in family courts.
Linked together, however, they might have enough clout to force public officials to pay attention.
But the equipment crisis has forced officials to shift satellite positions.
In some instances, negative factors like these have forced local officials to take action.
The pressure to cut taxes is forcing elected officials into a "sell anything to get through the night" approach to public investment.
The efforts, however, have forced local officials into a delicate balancing act.
That ruling forced local officials to reopen their schools for all children.
"All the media attention forced elected officials to do something positive and pay attention to the community," he said.