I really don’t blame McNeely, Piggott & Fox for making money where and how they can. That is certainly how Public Relations firms make their money.
But people are losing their jobs and the Airport is paying $30,000 a month for PR? Paying people to set up Twitter accounts and to watch the news and to make goofy Christmas card videos to email folks?
I don’t blame MP&F for thinking like a private business. They are a private business.
I blame the city for conducting itself like a private business.
Is there seriously no one in the city bureaucracy whose job it is to look at spending and say “What would the parent of the kid in our shittiest school think if she knew we were going to spend money on this instead of on her kid’s school? Could I justify this spending to her and not have to drink myself into a stuper in order to be able to sleep?”