St. Lawrence County lawmakers have rejected wasting money on a Kumbaya session they euphemistically call "strategic planning."
It's a legislative body. Individuals, caucuses, or committees are supposed to propose things and then try to get the votes needed for passage.
If it's fiscal problems, perhaps an elected county executive to complement the Legislature's efforts. That way somebody accountable to voters has go answer for and address fiscal matters.
Hiring a facilitator and holding a retreat is nonsense. If you run for office and are elected you shouldn't need remedial help.
Watertown Daily Times | St. Lawrence County legislators shelve strategic planning process