“It’s the taxpayers’ money, and the return on the investment with me should be greater for the taxpayers’ investment than what I’m seeing now,” Gorman says.
The Commission is in a three-year contract with the Ferguson Group for more than $60,000. The lobbying firm sent a letter to the Commission in February detailing grant opportunities and legislative issues it’s focused on in Washington D-C. But commissioners say that was the last communication from the group. That leaves questions whether Tri-County would renew its contract with the group after it expires next year.