Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Mark Your Calendar for Photo Op
As he began his eighth year in office and before he flip-flopped and decided to run for another term, Dan Coody admitted that the city had no economic development plan. So, in February, he proposed spending $150,000 for a consultant to define an economic development policy for the city. Finally, just last month, Coody signed a no bid contract with his chosen out-of-state consultant, Eva Klein and Associates, from somewhere in Virginia to come here and do a study for $150,000.
What do we have to show for this? No new economic development. Not a single new business. Not even an economic development plan. But Mayor Coody will have a big press conference, a Kick Off Event, on Tuesday, October 14th, 6-8 p.m. to celebrate the consultants coming to Fayetteville to ask us some questions that they can't answer. It will not be another ribbon cutting, but it will be an opportunity for the mayor to get some free publicity -- and to appear that he has done something about economic development besides developing the bank accounts of outside consultants with our tax dollars.
The big event is exactly three weeks before the November election.
For more information, contact Dr, Susan Thomas, Ph.D., Public Relations Advisor, at 575-8330, or the Coody Campaign Headquarters at 442-3644.