An Alternate Universe
Oh my, if only us folks in the Queen City could get such detail on an issue!
In early 2010, we are still awaiting resolution of the city budget and a final outcome on The Monarch, among other things. Wouldn't it be nice to have some detailed reports on the city web site?
Of course, information does not always lead to action, as Westfield's multi-decade agonizing over a parking deck will attest. Still, a comprehensive report such as the one linked above provides a great basis for community dialogue.
Maybe our next city administrator will have the kind of skills to produce such reports and to get the citizens engaged in decision-making.