What does Gurnee get for a $31,000 long-range planning contract? A consultant with a gift for double talk -- that inane ability to ramble on and on without saying anything.
The Village Board was mesmerized this week by the consulting team’s proposal, which stated: “We believe in combining these methods into a performance-based strategic planning process to engage the community’s most knowledgeable stakeholders and elected officials in a dialogue about the organization’s purpose and desired future directions. By involving all those with a stake in the outcome, we receive valuable information and enhance the likelihood of staff and board commitment to the ongoing process.”
In other words, thanks for the check, chumps.