The Ashland fire station is right in the middle of town, and the police headquarters are located in city hall, so they can usually react pretty quickly to situations. The city does a good job of keeping the city park and the roadsides clean, as well as making sure sewer systems are running correctly. The local laws are all fine and benefit the citizens. When it comes to government officials, it's a little bit more complicated. Recently, the Board of Alderman and the mayor went at each other trying to get everyone fired, which cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars while benefiting no one. As for state government, I think most people are happy with who has been elected.