Holland has soundly observed that the partnerships have a "policy dimension, in which the goals of the community are articulated, and the operational dimension, in which these goals are pursued". And from the processes of adjusting separate "ambitions" to a larger mutual interest, it is possible to observe the emergence of new goals and new leaders for the "good and competent community" envisioned by Michael Smith. Resourceful and committed leadership from heads of local government is indispensable to the public side of the partnerships. The decision of a conservative government to pay the costs of wholesale exterior renovations of privately owned homes expresses an inherent public interest in the proper maintenance of private property if neglect of the property causes damage to the property of others. In another realm, Thomas S. Hines notes the limitations of both commercial redevelopment and government programs for benefitting poorer members of the community.