Bergen Community College Shouldn't Hire PR Firm at Any Cost

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture

The decision by Alan Marcus and The Marcus Group to withdraw their $90,000 contract with Bergen Community College (N.J.) was the appropriate course of action given the county executive’s past practice of weeding out unnecessary and wasteful spending.

However the decision by Mr. Marcus to offer “free” consultation services regarding upcoming labor negotiations is equally disturbing.

When does a public agency or in this case a county school board take collective bargaining tips from a public relations executive? Doesn’t Bergen Community College have on retainer legal counsel to handle such matters?

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