The City of Terre Haute has now officially hired Sackrider & Co., which is a local CPA firm, to provide financial consulting services for the City Council. Some members of the council, but not all, feel the need to have their own advisor on city financial issues.
Some say that they aren’t getting what they think they need from the city administration concerning the city’s finances.
Total cost for the one year deal is $10,000.
One interesting provision in the contract with Sackrider is that the company is forbidden from talking to anyone but the city council about the city finances and that includes the news media.
So don’t expect to hear anything about how your tax dollars are being spent from this consultant unless the council wants you to hear it.