I am writing to voice my objection to Danville spending $50,000 of taxpayer money to pay consultants to advise the city on its use of property. Is that not what we elected the city commissioners to do?
People who actually live and work in the city and elected to its leadership positions should be in a much better position to determine property use than outside consultants who may have all kinds of hidden agendas for their recomendations. I realize that ultimately they will not make the final decision, but why do we need their input at all? Is there really that great a lack of imagination on the part of our elected officials that they can't make such relativley simple decisions such as land use of small pieces of property?
How about having an open forum and asking the people that live here what should be done. You will get great suggestions, and it will all be cost-free. What a novel concept, citizens having input into local government and not a hanging chad in sight!