The Mayor and his administration are now talking about hiring a retail consultant to the tune of $100,000 per year. If you ask someone what they do, and their response is “I am a consultant.” What does that mean? It means that they get paid a lot for promises, and that they will still get paid if they produce nothing. Most people work at a job where if they do not perform as promised, they do not get paid. I have no problem with the concept of consulting – that is if they produce results. So if the City wants to hire any more consultants, they should not get paid until they produce results. That is same for NIDA and the rest of the professional consultants running around governmental offices looking for easy money at the expense of the taxpayers. By the way the members of the Freeport School Board are experts at hiring consultants – ask them how much they paid the last one when they selected their last superintendent. How much did that debacle cost the taxpayers? The taxpayers deserve a refund.
By the way, the Freeport City Council is meeting Monday, December 1 at 6:00 pm in the rented Freeport City Council chambers at 524 West Stephenson Street, 3rd Floor. If you have Comcast Cable, go to channel 17 to watch live.
To review the meeting agenda, go to http://www.ci.freeport.il.us/citygovernment/Agendas/A20141201a.pdf