Management Partners, Inc. suggested Lancaster needed to increase service fees and even cut staff. Of the 180 recommendations, the city acted on nearly half.The Commonwealth Foundation offers a radical, alternative approach.
"Some of them we couldn't implement because of resistance from unions," Gray said. "Some of them we're still looking at and in the process of implementing."
Here is one suggestion: stop spending so much money on consultants ... or eliminate the budget office that can't do the job itself.