Palo Alto weighs new strategies for Comprehensive Plan
Original post made on Mar 13, 2014
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on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:11 am
The Comp Plan should be a dynanmic document that is uppdated periodically but it makes sense to do that ONLY if it is going to be followed. Otherwise, the updating is just an expensive exercise. Further, I think I will never understand why a city our size has such a large staff (for a good comparison, check out the org chart for the Sacramento, a city that is about 7x larger than Palo Alto) yet we still need to employ consultants. If our staff is as capable as we are told and we have a good record of volunteerism by highly qualified and experienced residents willing to lend their expertise to various issues, it is questionable, to me, that major issues are delegated outward to consultants instead of internally to existing staff. If you know the answer, please share it. Thank you.
on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:30 am
I agree with the above comment. Why does this plan need to be outsourced ? What do the City employees do. This appears to be a giant waste of our money.
on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm
City officials claim they want more input yet they continue to ignore the input here.
Maybe we should charge them a few hundred thousand dollars so they'll value our input.