Come on, taxpayer, why do you disagree. Rich James
Ah yes, consultants, Tri-Town. That continues to be another problem with E-911 and other aspects of county government. Too many millions are wasted on consultants. Lake just hired an E-911 director at $117,000 per year and then turned around and hired a consultant to help that new expert with the bid for equipment. They also approved the hiring of an assistant to this new director, at $75,000. That assistant was an unnecessary and premature expense. This is the type of waste that fosters skepticism among taxpayers.
Marc, it is easy to be critical about spending. But please consider that this is an undertaking never before performed in this county. Yeah, a lot of expertise is needed. Rich James.
I understand it hasn't been undertaken before. But that doesn't mean throwing responsible money handling out the window. Too many taxpayers and families are struggling for frugality to be completely disregarded.
St. John proposal doesn't cut the fat. In the end, it will mean spending more. Consolidating 17 municipalities into one ought to cut the fat. Rich James
Hey, Marc, no one is disregarding anyone. We are following a state mandate. Rich James
This has everything to do with preserving one's turf and refusing to cooperate. We are one county and ought to start acting like it. Rich James
But many folks are trying to disregard responsible spending practices. There is no conceivable way that a consolidated system should cost $4 million more each year than what we are currentlys spending on 17 individual centers. Yet those are the estimates they're giving us under their plan. Time to reevaluate and cut the fat.