The Golden Fleece?

A Recent Investigation Raises Questions About the City's "Expert" Spending

Comments

1
Aye-yi-yi-yi. First bike share lies, then ridiculous charges at the city attorney (200 for a vocational expert?).

The buck stops with Hales.
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Great work Dirk.
3
Nice records request persistence.
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City employees are subject to dismissal for fudging on their overtime. Scandals have ensued over $10 lunches and cell phone charges. Why should "consultants" get all snooty because someone asks questions about their bill?
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This is the sort of thing that fuel's some of the Tea Party anti-government fire, the supposed inefficiency of government bureaucracies. They are inefficient because of lack of transparency and accountability and a very lazy and forgetful citizenry being relied on for outrage and pressure for reform. It's ironic that these libertarians and conservatives would have us privatize everything, because I guarantee you the bureaucracies of Boeing or General Electric are as or less efficient than government ones; only at least with the government you can rally citizens to demand of their representatives openness and reform.