Is the City of DeKalb postponing action on its consultants’ recommendations for political or other selfish reasons?
When the financial consultants known as Executive Partners, Inc. (EPI) first came to town in 2009, the City of DeKalb made a big deal of them. DeKalb needed to show it was doing something about its financial mess, and at that point it seemed reasonable to blame the economy instead of city administrators.
Officials implemented some of the EPI recommendations and proudly showcased the accomplishments.
This time around is very different so far. I will describe the differences and share guesses about what motivates them.