Long-Anticipated BARC Report Is Out

MCV Consulting has released its 2009 Multi-Stakeholder Initiative report on BARC, which states -- hold your breath -- "that the number one priority must be the city instating strong, competent leadership of BARC that is mandated, empowered and held accountable by the city to solve the serious operational and cultural problems identified through this process and others."

Ironically, the report -- the subject of meetings the media were not invited to -- calls for "transparency and a relentless focus on communication throughout BARC...." (Elena Marks, the city's director of health and environmental policy, e-mailed the report Thursday to the "stakeholders" who were invited to the meeting. Hair Balls received copies from volunteers -- not from any city official).

We haven't had a chance to read through it yet, but we wanted to get it out ASAP, since we're really not sure when the city plans to share this with, um, the public. Let us know your thoughts.

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