I have been throwing the city manager under the bus for a few days and we haven't heard much defense of his performance. So, let's take the next logical step. Does anyone want to say that the city government has done a good job over the last 20, 30 or 40 years? I think the city has been going in the right direction for the last 4 years, but the last 20? Nope.
In the last 40 years, the USA has gone from 200M people to 300M. Carbondale is about the same size. There are more service businesses in Carbondale then we could have thought possible 40 years ago, so that is good. There is less manufacturing and any other business that makes anything, then there was 10 to 40 years ago.
What is better about the city then it was in the past? Why do you think the city is better then 20 years ago. Could the city government have done better or is this just the best we can expect. If we had it to do over, could we have done better?
Anyone want to stick up for the Neil Dillard years? The performance of our City Manager led government over the last 20? Crickets?
Your comments are welcome.