This post by Eric Holderman is rather funny, mainly because it does have some truth behind it. When Emergency Managers accept grant money to fund various activities, its the federal or state government’s way of getting everyone to play along with the priorities they are advancing.
This post got me thinking about how much wiggle room a grant program should allow for an emergency manager to shift priorities to what is important to their jurisdiction? For example, not until recently was earthquake preparedness really as important to the Dallas-Fort Worth area as opposed to those in Southern California. The question then becomes, what can you do and still keep your grant funding with? That’s where contract law comes in!
Read the full post here: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/12-Step-Program-for-Emergency-Managers.html.