The City of DeKalb could save a million dollars per year by terminating its post-retirement health plan, according to recommendations of Executive Partners, Inc. (pp. 150-152, 173, 184). EPI suggests the plan be discontinued ASAP lest we be eaten alive by it.

Has Council talked about this yet? No.

EPI also recommends one full-time position be eliminated from the city clerk’s office (p. 169). Last night, the clerk’s budget was discussed. Was this recommendation even brought up? No.

All the talk about putting “everything on the table” rings a bit hollow, don’tcha think?

The mayor complained that they were playing to an empty Chamber. He seems not to get it that people don’t want to watch the same dog-and-pony show over and over, or to be derided as the Vocal Few (p. 3).