Did anyone noticed the Mayor said he didn’t have a problem with the same company being the consultant and bidding on the job. Ron Amen referred to them in his letter to the council as being his consultant on doing the 5 year plan. This is the same company that Mr. Amen was trying to award the bid to Mr. Mayor sorry not understanding how you’re not having a problem with the same company consulting on a job that they are bidding on. Not understanding how you as the Mayor of the City would not have put a stop to this from the onset by simply following the rules laid out in the city charter. Why didn’t you say the Planning Commission will take a look at this and recommend if we need to update the 5 year plan. You didn’t do that asking the big question why?, but an even bigger question is why you would let your community and economic director push so hard for a company that is going to cost its taxpayers almost double from the next lowest bid?
Who is the company that’s bid was all most half? That would be McKenna yes the same McKenna that had to clean up the NSP mess yes the same McKenna that called out your assistant during the whole NSP Grant. Little slap on the hand taking place here Mr. Mayor? Want to get even with this company do it on your own dime thank you very much. They are the same company used the last time we had to do this plan they are $30,000.00 cheaper and your own council has awarded this company the same job on two different occasions not to mention they did the Military Park Plan . Again Mr. Mayor you want to throw the City Charter out the window and do it your way and expect the council to Pay Double to a company that they turned down in the past. Showing your great leadership skills once again Mr. Mayor. Oh I know Mr. Mayor you never come here you never read this blog and oh this blog is nothing but lies. All the better for me because you are a disgrace as a leader you will do anything to get even and get even for what? A company that you tried to throw under the bus over a mismanaged program. Why not just admit the truth and move on. This is my opinion based on the Mayors past history and it sure looks like he’s just repeating what he’s done in the past.
Thank goodness we have a council one council member in particular that wasn’t about to let this happen. Councilwoman Badalow stayed on top of this issue and Council voted to send it to the place that it should have started at to begin with (the Planning Commission). Mr. Mayor you always want to break the rules you always want to try to get away with things that say’s a lot about what kind of Mayor you are. One that thinks nothing about bending the truth wasting taxpayers money and breaking the rules.