Ed Kempen states that since John Szerlag, our City Manager, has a professional membership to the ICMA, the recent reports that the city paid for and obtained must be tainted. After all, as Mr. Kempen states, "Can we trust the results they create or is this just passing money to his longtime buddies while he essentially writes the content?"
So it appears he thinks the research ICMA completed and the data they presented is invalid.
At a recent session with Councilwoman McGinnis, Janice Daniels -- Mr. Kempen's TCU associate -- stated that she and others have provided all the same results FOR FREE to the city, and that the city unwisely spent all that money.
Soooo...GREAT NEWS...the TCU can offer the city FREE AND INVALID information.
Which begs the question:
How would that be any different than anything they've been offering?