During the discussion of consolidation of township governments, the missing piece was a comparison of costs and benefits.
As I put it in an early article:
Now I see in McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ push to merge the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District with the Village of Lake in the Hills a similar lack of basic decision-making.
Is it that he just wants something to put on a campaign mailing or TV ad, whether or not it is a good idea?
Every day when we shop we compare benefits to costs.
Why should it be so difficult to transfer the necessity of that process to government and, in this case, governmental consolidation?
Take a look at the recent following letter from the LITH Sanitary District to its customers:
How would you conduct a cost-benefit