Provo's Municipal Council has decided that they want to take a fresh look at iProvo on their own. To that end, they've setup a blue-ribbon panel of elected officials and local businessmen to evaluate the just-released consultant's reports from CCG and Franklin Court. The list of members reads like a who's who of Utah County politics:
- Council Vice Chairman George Stewart
- Council Chairwoman Cindy Richards
- Councilman Steve Turley
- State Sen. Curt Bramble
- State Rep. Steven Clark
- GOP Chairman Stan Lockhart
- Former Councilwoman Jane Carlile
- Utah County Commissioner Steve White
- Far West Bank CEO Don Norton
- Capital Community Bank VP Ron Eliason
- Dan Campbell, developer
- Scott McQuarrie, developer
As you can see, both supporters and detractors of iProvo are on the panel and it should provide for some lively discussions, especially since CCG's report advises Provo to pay $2M per year for services that the city gets from the network, the entirety of the department's shortfall. I imagine a key point will be to examine if the city is getting services of that value out of the network or if it's been inflated so that the loans to iProvo are no longer loans.
Speaking of the consultants reports, they should have been presented to the Telecommunications Board today and should be available to the public now (though I can't find links on Provo's website).