The City of Antioch is in the midst of a consultant contract that could run them as much as $47,000 in order to help the city prioritize its goals along with improving community participation and input.
In January, the City of Antioch reached out to the community in the form of Community Café to discuss the future of the city and give residents a chance to provide input. This was part of a larger strategic plan to help train staff and the city council on goal setting and prioritization on city issues.
The goal here was to help make them more effective leaders on community issues in trying to help meet the needs and desires of the public.
To date, the City of Antioch has spent $30,200 with Mountaintop Insight Consulting According to Michelle Fitzer, Human Resources/Economic Development Director City of Antioch. Fitzler did point out that the consultant contract includes services beyond the four Community Cafés which were held between January 23 through January 29.
She shared the Services completed so far include:
- An organizational assessment/analysis (several days of meeting with the staff and Council; touring the City; attending a Council workshop; etc)
- The multi-day governance training conducted with the Council in April 2013
- An onsite multi-day planning session in preparation for the Cafés in July 2013
- One Café for the City Board/Commission members in September 2013
- Four (4) Community Cafes for the public (January 23, 25, 27 & 29).
In March 2013, the City of Antioch and Mountaintop Insight Consulting agreed to non-to-exceed sum of $44,000 contract. There was an amendment to the agreement in November 2013 to add an additional $3,000 which brought the total sum not to exceed $47,000 total–according to the contract documents.