Sandusky city commissioners approved a $21,000 security system enhancement last week, without, it seems, a full understanding of what they were purchasing.
At least two commissioners made comments about money not being a concern when it comes to safety at city hall.
"Let's forget the money," commissioner Pervis Brown said. "Our people's safety is more important than 21 stinking (thousand) little dollars."
Indeed, safety in public buildings should be a priority.
But it's absurd to throw cash at a problem without establishing goals and researching what you're purchasing.
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