Rapid Response

August 30, 2011

By Contributor

The city is the midst of a $50,000 study to better determine how municipal departments function. What steps would you take to make city government more efficient?

Thought the mayor had a paid individual to manage the different city government departments. If the city has to blow $50,000 for some hokey study, then fire that manager.

Ken Sessler, Issaquah

Frankly, I think Issaquah city staff are amongst the best you will find — listen to them regarding what needs to be fixed, what doesn’t and how they would go about it. It has to be difficult for them with all the expansion and changes under way.

Mark Bowers, Issaquah

First, start with a 10 percent cut to all programs. We all have had to do this in our personal lives and businesses. Why should government be immune? Yes, some may lose their jobs and have to work harder … so have the rest of us. Second — Cap the budgets not to exceed this cut amount for three years.

Matthew Balkman, Issaquah

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