It’s budget time in Kings County too and Council there has taken radical steps. They have let go their CAO and several high paid staff members, “in an effort to save money, and become more efficient.”
“… we’ve taken a layer of bureaucracy out of it to help us be more efficient and more customer friendly,” Warden Fred Whalen said Wednesday.
More efficient and more customer friendly. Wow. What an idea. It is one Wolfville would do well to copy. For some years we have complained here about the increase in the number of employees at Town Hall since staff compensation is one of the most significant expenses in the budget.
Kings Co. Council was following the advice of consultants.
The council was often criticized as being dysfunctional and unable to make decisions. But members were unanimous in following the advice of consultants brought in from Alberta.
Unfortunately the consultants’ names were not mentioned in the report but we suggest our Council immediately find out and ask for them to look at Wolfville’s operations. This is one study we wouldn’t mind shelling out for. [We can dream can’t we?]
Related: Other towns, when they can’t afford the increases CAO’s apparently can demand, let them go
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