It is not a good idea to keep hiring consultants to do the job that we pay city employees to do. Not only is it a waste of money, the experience in Tontitown this week provides another. EGIS, a consulting firm the city of
By contrast, look at the outstanding job done by Karen Minkel, Fayetteville's senior long range planner and project manager, in guiding the city’s Walker Park Neighborhood Master Plan developed by city planning staff and based on a citizen input process of charrettes, neighborhood meetings and walking tours of the area. Neil Heller of
Let's wean the consultants and rely more on our competent city staff working with engaged citizens. It will save money, promote open and accountable government, and produce a better result for our community.