Tonight’s city commission meeting has given me a headache and my Founders Porter has not helped.
You look to the city to make logical decisions for all our citizens. I get that. When we make logical, sound decisions about things you understand that is a good thing. It gives you the confidence that on the really complicated stuff we will act in the same logical way, right? Well, I think that’s the way it works. And generally, I think that is what we do as commissioners and department heads. Now, this is where the headache comes in. Tonight I proposed that the city allow the local Ford dealer to bid on city police cars instead of buying from the state approved dealer in Frankfort. You know, buy local, and all the benefits that will follow to our fair city. What seemed to be a logical idea, at least in my mind, sure got everybody stirred up. Me included.
I’m not saying the city should award the bid automatically to the local Ford dealer, but give the guy the chance to bid. I really don’t see a downside.
Am I missing something here?
Please email me with your thoughts, but don’t forget we have a mayor and three other members to email also.