What's a State Street Consultant Going to do?
By an edhat reader
I recently heard the Santa Barbara City Council voted to hire an "economic development consultant," and to form a committee overseeing the consultant, to review suggestions for revitalizing downtown State Street.
There are so many questions but I'm curious what edhatters think. What is this consultant supposed to do and how are they expected to "revitalize" downtown? Also, what's the point of having a consultant if the committee is overseeing and reviewing suggestions. Seems like this could be an internal process or hire some local students to compile data.