Asking the city council for money can be tough. It certainly was for the Community Indicators Project director Bruce Baker.
The Community Indicators Project's purpose is to measure at least three of the city's "quality of life indicators:" housing, economic development, and health.
Even with former mayor Cathy Porter sitting next to him, the project director's update presentation to the council did not go over well, particularly the part about needing an increase in funds to, . . . well, to pay more to the project director. The amount of work, he said, is much more than anticipated, and the current amount granted by the city does not cover his time adequately.