When asked by Councillor Mary Fragedakis if they had considered the long-term costs of cutting support to BIAs or the economic benefits of arts funding or social services, KPMG's answer was a short and not so sweet,no, we weren't asked to consider the impacts of our recommendations.
In fact according to the Star it appears they did very little for the money the city paid them,relying mostly on city staff reports and talking to a few managers.In effect their report was merely an echo of work already done by city staff. So it appears that Mayor respect for the taxpayers Ford spent that 350 grand to provide cover for and to lend legitimacy to his own slash and burn agenda.
One prestigious international consulting firm contacted by the Star said they would not have accepted the contract.
Just one more example of how the Fords will spare no expense when it comes to "saving" taxpayers money. I don't know how much more of the Fords brand of respect for the taxpayers we can afford.