our little city has a 6 page mini paper we get each month looks like a small church bulliten it lets us know things going on in our community mainly and has the usual hodge podge of local business ads throughout it well i read most of it and this month i am informed that we have paid for a new york architectural design firm that makes playgrounds to send one of their artists/designers to come here to a local school and listen to students input on what would be cool to have in a playground then he will design a rendition of a playground incoorperating these ideas into the layout that he will later in the day present to the public? or park and school personel. he will then go back to new york and we will be rounding up volunteers to build this playground with donations and volunteer work under the supervision of several of this firms personel. now to my subject line question. is it just me or can they not find someone more locally . we are 15-20 minutes east of st.louis mo. there isnt people more closer to home that they could have found? why i ask this is because in this same issue of our town bulliten there is a little side note that is encourageing residents of our town to spend money shopping in our town so we reap the tax revenue. WOW talk about doing as i say and not as i do. small government is just as bad as big government . i will be writeing them about this tonight.